Sunday, February 13, 2022

I Had a Drug Problem as a Child

By Larry Pasley


I was drug to Sunday School and Worship every Sunday morning;

I was drug back to church every Sunday and Wednesday night;

I was drug to Vacation Bible School and Gospel Meetings;

Sometimes I was drug to the woodshed.

Those drugs are still in my veins.

They are stronger than heroine or crack.

If we all had this drug problem, the world would be a better place.




    There is little doubt that as we get further away from and emphasis on God and the Bible in our society, our moral compasses are being corrupted. The increase in crime, drug/alcohol use, the breakdown of the family and an overall blurring of the concept of right and wrong is evident.

    While it seems that we are getting worse and worse in this area, it is nothing new. The apostle Paul indicates a similar problem in the first century. Romans 1:20-25  For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21  because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22  Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23  and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man--and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. 24  Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25  who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

    As we turn from serving the living God, our Creator, to serving the creature, ourselves, our society will continue to deteriorate. As we become more sinful as a nation, we come closer to our downfall.

    Proverbs 14:34  Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people.

    Psalm 107:31-34  Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men! 32  Let them exalt Him also in the assembly of the people, And praise Him in the company of the elders. 33  He turns rivers into a wilderness, And the watersprings into dry ground; 34  A fruitful land into barrenness, For the wickedness of those who dwell in it.

    May we do everything we can to maintain our own righteousness and encourage other in righteousness also, for the sake of our country.

- Larry Pasley serves as a minister with the Jackson Street Church of Christ in Alexandria, LA. He may be contacted through the congregation's website at

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