I did not see Will Smith slap Chris Rock at the Oscar’s award ceremony this past Sunday night. I long ago decided that this award show is not for me. I do not enjoy hearing members of the Hollywood elite chastise and belittle me for my conservative political views, my life choices and my Christian beliefs.
We shouldn’t be surprised when some of the actors and actresses and other members of the Hollywood crowd gleefully look down their noses at people who try to live godly lives. Their own life choices reveal that they truly do not know the secret to living a successful life. Success is not measured by beauty, riches or popularity. Success is based on obedience to God.
The Bible teaches that those who live godless lives have a tendency to revile those who do live for the Lord. 1 Peter 4:3-5 says, “For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, wild living, and they heap abuse on you. But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.”
Those who have nothing but scorn for God and his people will have their day of reckoning. In the meantime, no Oscars for me.