2020 – MONDAY 23 MARCH
TIMES OF TROUBLE
We live in perilous times.
Wars and rumours of wars – famine, fire and floods – pestilences, viruses and plagues. Etc.
Troubled times always reveal certain kinds of people – and now with global social media platforms, these types can freely spread their particular view of such times.
Every new incident is reported with great alarm. The media are now fear mongers creating fake reports and sensationalising their daily offerings.
Once fear spreads people begin to panic doing all kinds of stupid things.
WE HAVE NOT BEEN GIVEN A SPIRIT OF FEAR
There are those who see every new challenge as proof that we are now in the end of days and declare that judgement and doom are nigh our doors.
JESUS SAID – OCCUPY TILL I COME
These people just shrug their shoulders and say – whatever will be will be. They refuse to heed the wisdom of those who understand the basic requirements needed to handle such a situation.
The wise do not fear – but they do prepare.
The faithful are those people who are faithful to faith in God and to His promises.
They maintain a faith confession no matter what comes their way.
The favoured ones believe God has shown grace and favour toward His chosen people.
The favoured ones believe that God will protect them from all danger – and they actually run toward the challenge to help those who are overcome by such dangers.
WE ARE THE HOPE OF THE WORLD