Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Does anybody get it?

Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The goodness of God endures continually. Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. You love evil more than good, Lying rather than speaking righteousness. Selah  Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge,
Who eat up my people as they eat bread,
And do not call upon God?
– Psalm 53.1-4

Does anybody really get it? This is a mixed up world full of mixed up people. Things are happening that we really can’t believe are real. The news gets more and more shocking and amazing every day. I am not sure that anything could surprise me in tomorrow’s headlines.

Why does this world do what it does?

The problem is that the world doesn’t understand the importance of eternity. It doesn’t understand what really matters. The ‘workers of iniquity’ have no knowledge of what really matters for eternity. God’s goodness keeps on keeping on, but people are so blind that they still do not call on Him.

That is the great tragedy of the day. This crazy broken world full of crazy broken people has God’s goodness on offer but no one seems to get it or understand their need.

Christians need to remember that the world is blind because of sin. Because of that the world is going to act like the world. Of course we must stand for what it is right, but instead of attacking a world lost in darkness our job is to love others and show them the love of Christ and their need for a Saviour.

It is easy to attack and condemn, especially with all the various platforms open to us. It is harder to love in ‘deed and in truth’ but that is how we are going to make a difference. 

No comments: