Moral impediments are an eternal anachronism harming relationships and individual lives at their core.
The most powerfully explosive safeguard for emotional safety, now, is the Moral Imperative as echoed through the ages, particularly as they resound through the Scriptures.
The eternal wisdom of God, the sages, prophets, disciples and apostles lays replete-with-witness and there for the anointing of any who apply these iron-clad fundamentals for life.
They truly are a must-have for all who choose love.
Unpacking the Moral Imperative
At the very root of wisdom is morality; both are inseparable in the departments of God. The deeper we call to either the more the other is unravelled to the further glory of God. And yet, the opposite is allowance for moral impediment; allowing moral decline to occur in relation to life via our very sphere of influence—the lack of the duty to care.
A lack of spiritually-informed moral diligence is not good!
Every human being is charged by God to fall into line with the Moral Imperative toward holiness; the God-design for all humanity in the midst of creation. Every person born of a woman is responsible, ultimately, for carrying the torch of morality.
The Moral Imperative is God and specifically the things of God.
Again, emotional safety is afforded only in the presence of the Moral Imperative.
The Familial Illustration
Emotional safety from a very practical standpoint is hardly ever better phrased than via the family. We need emotional safety for our families. We need to know that they’re safe and that even in the midst of the deepest grief they’re as ‘safe’ as possible.
Safety of the emotional kind is only ever reliably afforded, generally without condition, where the Moral Imperative is woven in and through the fabric of our familial situations and interactions, and certainly beyond where they too rebound back upon the family (for example, in the case of resisting extramarital affairs).
Enter the matter of responsibility. To a very certain extent we’re directly responsible.
Two situations must be in place.
We alone must be responsible, holding to the Moral Imperative. We must also hold others to account to this end—not allowing choice morsels (our family) to be thrown to the dogs... the sheep otherwise in the presence of life’s wolves. In prevention only, and not at all via retribution (for retribution would be moral failure), we are protector and enforcer—God holds us to account for this; this that we’re in control of.
Moral impediments—to the lack of moral imperatives otherwise—are a discharging of irresponsibility, and an abject failure to regard moral wisdom accordingly.
The status of lives that depend on us for their safety, e.g. parents for children, will notably decline where we opt for impediment over imperative.
There may never be a more important thing of real practical focus. Let us cherish our family’s emotional safety by living the best God-infused morality we can.
© 2010 S. J. Wickham.