"Remove Me From Your Mailing List. I Have Quit Caring."
The above statement was sent to a group who publishes warnings about the media’s influence on families. You can imagine how discouraging and disheartening such a message would be to the publishers of that magazine.
How could someone come to such a conclusion? How calloused can someone be not to care? Ephesians 4:17-19 refers to the characteristics of those who quit caring. These people were “darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity” (English Standard Version). Those attitudes are characteristic of those who quit caring. Does it describe you?
It is frustrating to see people quit caring about God and righteous deeds. It is sad to see people give up on their marriages, children, work, and everything moral. Why should God care about those who do not care? He cares, because He is God. Reading the story of how God dealt with Israel in the Old Testament is a great illustration of His care for those who did not care about Him. He will always desire our redemption. He will always be interested in us. We are His greatest investment in this world. Sacrificing His Son shows that fact. Therefore, this is the incentive we need to care about and preserve decency, illustrate loyalty, do good, and develop integrity. Decency needs preserving. Loyalty is a priceless possession. Hope is the anchor of the soul. Caring is what brought salvation. Diligently standing with God is the majority we need (Romans 8:31-33). No matter how bad it is in this world, now is not the time to quit caring (Hebrews 10:39).