We heard the mayoral candidates speak about plans to end the rising murder rate. Well, I've got news for them. The murder rate isn't just confined to this city; it is everywhere. And sin is the reason why people kill.
That's right—I said sin! Now most people don't want to hear about the Bible, church, and God. They think there is a way to end the problems
of life without the word of God. Well, that isn't true. Men need the direction of God, and no politician's plan will outshine that (Jeremiah 17:5–8; Jer . 10:23). Murder exists because of individuals, and it will cease when each person quits sinning. Robbers, drug dealers, violent people, hookers, etc., must repent and stop the evil. The Lord has commanded all to repent, and right now is the time to do so (Acts 17:30; Acts 2:38; Luke 13:3; Matthew 3:7–8; Jonah 3:4–10). Cities are in dangerous situations because men aren't obeying the word of God.
Be assured that if we live like we want, and act like we want, there will be trouble (Isaiah 48:22; Judges 21:25.)
Hope to hear from you or see you at the services.