Along the streets of social media, the nagging hashtag #ifikieWazazi captured my attention.
Of course my reaction at first was like for any other ‘right-minded adult’.
What a generation!!!
Si hawa watoto wana mambo!!
But who does this really?
But it’s 21st spoiled kids, careless parenting!
Hei! Hei! wait.
Pull the stool let’s talk.
Wacha nilete Avocado.
My friend, you see, we can build all these hypothesis.
We have every reason to think how we are doing.
We can blame all the systems; poor parenting, excess information, media influence, celebrity imitation, bla, bla bla.
But let’s tone down
Is it not just a couple of months ago that Samantha was here? By the way how did it go, seem we accepted her, she is now already with us. Her or it ? Whatever. But I digress.
And what about the persisting ugly domestic conflict that has lead to brutal murders between couples?
Tell me what you would say about the worrying number of teens suicide cases?
Let’s not talk about rape cases. Worse still, adult-child cases or young man- old woman cases.
You see I can go on and on pointing all these filthy deeds of men in our society ay.
But hold your horses there.
Long, long time ago, in the days of Noah. This what the word of truth says “Gen 6:5 The LORD saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time”
The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain.
Is this in 18th century? 19th?, 20th, 21st? NO! this is way before we started counting centuries. And look that every thought of men was evil all the time. All the time men would only think Evil. Till it grieved God, he regretted creating mankind. Reason? Mankind is evil.
Not far from Noah’s generation that we meet the Lot’s generation in Sodom and Gomorrah, I’ll spare you details, for of course you know sulphuric fire proceeded the wickedness of men. Mankind is evil, all the time.
Am I making a point?
What am I saying?
“That mankind is evil all time”
You need more examples?
” I don’t mind”
Generally a walk with the Jews in OT will show clearly how man is lost. Constantly sinning, rebellious, stiff-necked-guys. I was doing Judges chapter 2 yesterday and I couldn’t help to pity these guys. Just after moses and Joshua are no more, the Israelites forgets what the Lord had done for them in Egypt. And as always they slide to what they do best; sinning ‘ Remember and teach your children the law, and when they ask you, tell them what I the LORD did for you in Egypt ‘ thus says the Jehovah to the Moses generation.
But they ,constantly and constantly continued to sin. At long last what happens? A couple of exiles; The Persians,the Assyrians and the Babylonians eventually the Jews are scattered all over the world 10.5 tribes are lost till today, and only 1.5 tribes got back to Jerusalem.
” But Mash, what are you saying with this?”
Am saying, since time immemorial, man is sinful. Doing crazy,detestable, filthy, ungodly things. In other words its the nature of man to do evil.
Because Man is lost, because man fell, because of the sins in Eden. That’s the Genesis of #ifikieWazazi.
“But today’s sin look so bad compared to those days?
Yeah right I can hear you, its unimaginable that a man can sleep with a doll. Turn with me to Romans chapter one, you can read the whole book by the way but let’s focus to verse 30 They are ….slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; THEY INVENT WAYS OF DOING EVIL; they disobey their parents. There it is my friend. Why today’s sin look more ugly is because as the technology advances man continues to invent new ways of sinning. Computer knowledge advances, man inverts Samantha Camera technology advances, our teens takes nude photos.
” Hei but why, what is the heart of problem? ”
The heart of problem is the problem of the heart.
Jeremiah says in 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
Jesus said in mark 7:21-23 ‘ for from within the heart of man comes evil and sin, its from the heart, that these things comes from ‘ ( paraphrased).
And Paul says in Romans 6:20 ‘ Man is slave to sin’
The heart is the problem.
There is nothing new under the sun. If you thought these are end times, They were still, when Paul was writing Romans. The problem is not time, Or generation or 21st kids, or media, poor parenting, or poor governance, or excess information or anything else we want to blame. The heart of the problem, is the problem of the heart.
” I see, I understand now, I see why I need to preach more. I now understand the urgency of the Gospel”
Yeah! Go and preach Jesus and him crucified, he only can change the heart of the problem..