I don’t know how you feel about some things happening in our world today, but I think we are living in disturbing times.
Consider just over a century ago there were no new inventions, but
then came electricity and the combustion engine.
Just try to imagine that, no matter what age you are.
When Daniel looked into the future, he was told in Daniel 12:4, “To shut up the book: even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.”
To bring us to our day, consider cell phones and all they incorporate. I heard one person say, “I can’t get the new product for two years, I just signed a contract.”
Think of what could happen in two years in technology. (By the way, I have a cell phone, I can make calls or receive calls. That’s my knowledge of the phones— that is if I have service out here in the country.)
Remember for 1,900 years there were no new inventions, think how things have changed.
There is another change that is disturbing in the day we are living in. Isaiah described our day in Isaiah 5:20-23, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter. Woe to them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent (Schred) in their own sight. Woe to them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink. Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!”
All we have to do is watch the news and read the paper to see how some things are changing in our great nation. If you don’t believe me, ask your parents or grandparents if they are still with you.
There are a lot of things our nation is allowing or overlooking that is not right, and I believe the majority knows this–but you know who is the loudest? The minority. Wake up, Child of God.
There are some scriptures that are so comforting no matter what we see around us. One is the 23rd Psalm.“The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his names sake. Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil: my cup runneth over: surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
Think about it. When He prepares a table for us, that means a perpetual blessing. What could we ask to follow us all the days of our life better than goodness and mercy?
There have many happenings recently that have troubled me, but I am so glad I can look to the one that is the author and finisher of our faith, and is now sitting at the right hand of the Father (making intercession for us), Hebrews 12:2.