I came across a verse when reading my Bible the other day that made me laugh and I thought I'd share it with you. It's found in Ecclesiastes 7:10. "Do not say, 'Why were the old days better than these?' for it is not wise to ask such questions. How many times have we said something just like that?
We all long for Mayberry, but Mayberry is a myth. The "good old days" weren't really so good when we start looking. There have been times when societies had stronger moral codes, that's true, but since society began there has always been sin to contend with and problems that plagued its people.
Even in the ancient days, the Bible tells us that things got so rotten God destroyed them all except for eight people! And remember, the Bible never even told us that seven of those were righteous, only one.
God is patient with His people. He would have them all come to salvation. He gives us opportunity after opportunity. I'm certainly glad He was patient with me. I have to be willing to extend that same patience to others as well.