Moral Rot and Its Remedy

Only confession and repentance can remove the rotting presence of our immoral choices.

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“When there is moral rot within a nation, its government topples easily” (Proverbs 28:2).

Moral rot is not isolated to governments or their representative political parties. It is a possibility in our individual lives, marriages, businesses, or any endeavor of life. Rotting takes place in areas where our morality has been compromised.

When something rots from within, the integrity of its support systems begins to weaken. Over time these internal structures can no longer support the promises made at the beginning that offered freedom and hope. They will begin to collapse no matter how much deception is employed to cover the existence of immorality.

The only way to ensure that a rotting and collapsing future is not our inheritance is to remain true to God’s Word and to His heart. Nothing else can offer the internal moral structure required to sustain a nation, a family, or a business for the long haul.

No new government. No new spouse. No new group of friends can eradicate the rotting. Only confession and repentance can remove the rotting presence of our immoral choices. At the moment of confession and repentance, the Lordship of Jesus Christ will emerge and begin to lead a nation, a family, and an individual toward a future that will never rot but will become stronger as our moral compass realigns our lives with the truth.



This is an updated edition of a post originally published on Garris Elkins

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About the Author

Garris Elkins is a Kingdom Winds Contributor. He and his wife, Jan, serve the global Church through writing, speaking, and mentoring. They live in southern Oregon, tucked away in the foothills of the Rogue Valley. Their shared desire is to have each person learn how to hear the heart of God and become a transforming voice in their culture.