With the events going on in the world today and the pain and sadness of my friends and families, I must admit I’m a bit disheartened. Does that mean I’ve given up hope or lost faith in Jesus Christ?
HE remains on the throne and in absolute control.
We must never forget God’s gift of free will, the opportunity to choose. God has not and will not force anyone to accept His son. He will not force us to walk in the path of Jesus Christ. (There is nothing we have to do to earn the gift of His Son. Jesus freely died on the cross for the forgiveness of sin, thereby allowing us to spend eternity with His Father in Heaven and live lives with the gift of His Spirit inside us.)
In search of solace this morning, in addition to my current Bible Study, I found myself taking a quick glance through 2 Timothy in preparation for Beth Moore’s NEW BIBLE study, Entrusted. As always, God placed the perfect scripture in my path:
Difficult Times Ahead
3 But know this: Difficult times will come in the last days. 2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good, 4 traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to the form of godliness but denying its power. Avoid these people! 2 Timothy 3:1-5
Honestly, doesn’t that pretty much sum it up? Our Country has pulled away from God. We no longer honor the Bible and our country’s Christian heritage!
Why, you ask? Because our nation is more concerned with SELF! It’s no longer about loving your neighbor….