Tuesday, June 5, 2007

I love Reader’s Digest; it’s the best magazine in the world! Seriously, it’s so good! Just a few days ago, I was reading this article entitled:

“Thrills That Kill”

What are the sorts of things that “thrill” people nowadays? The sort of things they do that make them accepted. I’ve heard about it, I bet you have, too.

This article featured two very worried adults who are the parents of a dead boy who was found with a cord coiled around his neck. The reason why they were so worried? They didn’t know HOW IN THE WORLD their son could have died. No, he couldn’t have committed suicide; he was a perfectly OK guy. No way.

You see, later on, they found out that he was PLAYING A GAME. But, what kind of game would require YOUR LIFE?!

The parents searched the Internet and found the answer to their worries. There were these extremely stupid websites that their son accessed very frequently. Websites on “thrills” or “games” - that if you’re dumb enough to play - would require YOUR LIFE.

There was this site that taught its visitors how to strangle themselves (without killing themselves). But why in the world would anyone wanna’ do that? The boy had what he wanted, he wasn’t abused, and he was perfectly fine! Well, there’s actually such a thing as: you can strangle yourself to GET HIGH (f you do it the right way, you won’t kill yourself while playing this “game”).

Another non related case led to a girl who cut herself all over to “release stress”. And later on, she said that her friends told her it was “cool” to do it. You might have heard of this before. You see, it’s getting so common now isn’t it?

But how can this be? Isn’t it PAINFUL to play such games? Well, I don’t know, but the thought of it makes me sick! Its pure evil. Everywhere you have people being abused by others, but hey, now there’s this cool new thingy that suggests you abuse yourself.

Times are evil; no where’s a safe place. You can’t really rely on anyone. That’s exactly the point! Who can we REALLY rely on then?

Proverbs 3:5 ~ Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

Of course, we can rely on God! Human understanding is folly compared to God’s wisdom. Well, this sounds kind of “normal” doesn’t it? But I tell you, you’re not gonna’ go anywhere close to satisfaction in life. We’re not supposed to be satisfied with THIS life! God has MORE for us. If you’d rather go do your own thing, you won’t really get what you want. Only God can help. If we put our FULL trust in Him, we’re perfectly safe. Even if we get into trouble, we know that God’s grace is with us, and we are COVERED from all evil.

Proverbs 3:7 ~ Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil.

Look to God, He is our Creator, and He knows what’s best for His creation. =) Fear God, and not man. Guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus!

Janielle Beh

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