"The things that will destroy America are peace at any price, prosperity at any cost, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living, and the getting-rich-quick theory of life." – Theodore Roosevelt.
I just had to quote this again. The more I ponder this, the more I think it is right on.
These things will also destroy the family... and the church. I'm seeing some of these things more and more in the church and it distresses me. I'm talking about "the church" in general... not one specific church, although I can rightfully pick on American Evangelical churches since I'm a part of one.
Here are some other things that destroy: Selfishness, gossip, dishonesty and pride (as opposed to true humility). I'm sure there are other things.
For the record... these are all things that I readily see in me. If I'm not careful and praying for change in my own heart I could be party to the destruction of my own family or church or nation.
Thank God, He is in the business of changing hearts and lives...even mine!