by Miles Seaborn

Dr. Miles Seaborn
John 17:18

INTRO. Many people are not satisfied with our world
today and there is much to regret, much that should
not be done that is, much that should be done that is

Jesus was not pleased with the world He was born in
either. It was not a pretty world then! 2/3 of the
people were slaves, human life was cheap enough to
grease the sled for the great stones to be raised on
the pyramids. Cheap enough to light Nero's garden
parties as they were hung on poles and put to the
torch. Cheap enough to provide entertainment for the
drunken mobs in the coliseum in Rome. No, it was not
a pretty world to Jesus.

Jesus looked on such a world and wept! It was torn by
racial strife and hate, and was like a sheep without a
shepherd, and he wept, because he came unto His own
people and the rejected Him. "They knew him not!"

So today, so much needs to be changed in our world.
Not because men haven't tried, but because we are men
and each generation carries the seeds of destruction
and hate in their heart, be careful lest you judge
past generations.

"Here's to you as good as you are,
And here's to me, as bad as I am,
I am as good as you are, as bad as I am!"
-- Old Scotch...

But if you can go and help this sin-cursed world, do
it. Just be careful you go in the right direction.

Samson wanted to change his world. His people were
persecuted by the Philistines. The need was so
desperate and the promise of God's power so great,
Samson could have been what his mother had prayed for,
"a man of God to deliver them from the enemy."

But he failed! Only in the last act of his life did
he really do what he had meant to do all along. For
you see, he threw away his life! He meant well, he
started well, but he wasted his life! From him we can
take a negative lesson and learn what we should not do
if we want to change our ...

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