Commentary By: Gordon King
The world is witnessing a rise in evil that is unprecedented in modern times, and the only other time in history that it has been this intense were the days of Noah.
“Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.”
The days in which we live can be likened to the days of Noah, when the wickedness of man was great in the earth. Jesus Christ even warned us that just before His coming the days would be as the days of Noah were.
If we have been studying bible prophecy then we should know that the times that we are now living in, the end times, will be fraught with evil and wickedness, and that it will increase exponentially before the coming of Christ.
These are signs of the closeness of Christ’s return, this should give us great joy, however, it can also give us anxiety, stress, and even depression because of the evil all around us.
The bible tells us not to worry.
“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Jesus Christ told us not to worry, for what good does it do? He is our provider and our comforter. We must not allow the evil of the day to control us nor guide us, but have faith in what is not seen, faith in God! The good Lord knows what we need and He shall provide. It’s not about how we feel or what we feel, for feelings are fleeting at best. Faith in God is not about feelings either, but about trusting God in things that we cannot see or feel.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
2 Corinthians 5:7
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”
1 Corinthians 16:13
“Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.”
Being a Christian is not about feeling a certain way, nor does being saved mean that we will feel God or His presence either. It’s about faith, our faith in God, trusting in God, knowing that God is concerned about our best interests and will provide for us in time of need, it’s about loving God even though we can’t see Him, it’s about believing in Him and what He has done for us and continues to do for us.
We can easily see the evil rising in the world around us, and that can at times make it very difficult to see what God is doing in the world or even in our own lives. But have faith that God is with us and for us at all times. There are many things that God does for us on a daily basis that we should be thankful for, even in times of darkness. The good Lord is moving in and upon the world, even though we may not see it happening, it is!
It is in and by our faith in God that we can make it through the darkness my friends, it is by our faith. Faith in what we cannot see, feel, or touch. We must always remember that God is always in control, that He has a plan for each and every one of us. What we must also remember is that we need to be in His will and should be living according to His will for us.
Being born again means that we are already victorious in Christ!
1 John 5:4
“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.”
We have already overcome the world my friends, by our faith in God! Whatever it is that you are going though in life you are already victorious if you are born again, through our Lord Jesus Christ!
1 Corinthians 15:57
“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
The Lord’s eyes are on the righteous, and when the righteous cry out the Lord hears and delivers them out of “all” their troubles.
“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their cry.
16 The face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears,
And delivers them out of all their troubles.
18 The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as have a contrite spirit.”
It’s all about our faith in God, trust in Him at all times, in good times and in bad, when times are dark, when it seems as though there is nothing but evil surrounding you. Cry out to the Lord and know that He hears you and will deliver you from trouble!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!