My Concerns of Today
Sometimes I get concerned by the preoccupation of what is wrong with our world rather than Who is ultimately in control. We get so overwhelmed by this that we tend to lose sight of who God is, His sovereignty, what He has done for us, what He has promised to do, and what is eternal in comparison to this life here and now.
Let's face it. The world is lost in sin due to the fall of Adam. God's ultimate provision is Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection for the full payment of mankind's sin as well as declaring those who place their faith in this finished work as justified in Christ. This payment is only applied to those who repent of their sins, believe the gospel message, and place their trust in the finished work of Christ.
Romans 10:9-13,17; Ephesians 1:3-14; I Peter 1:18-23.
You cannot save the world or change the world to your liking as you think it should be. You are limited in whom you can reach with the gospel or who will respond to it. Rather than fight the world system, be involved in delivering the lost from it. After all, the book of Revelation points out what will happen with this present world. I don't think any of us would like to be around during that period. But the lost that we reach will enjoy the fruits of eternity rather than the condemnation of this present world.
Change what you can, live with what you can't change, and trust God through it all. Wait for His final deliverance of those who belong to Him.
In His Grace,
Pastor Ernest F. Brodie Sr.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:9-13,17