What Can the Righteous Do?

John 3:17, “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”

Psalms 11:3, “…if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

Dear Friends,

    One of the basic truths in life is that change is inevitable. Things are rapidly changing in our land, and for certain, not all for the better from a Christian perspective. Yet, Jesus is very clear on how we are to react and interact to the world around us. It is tempting for we Christians to condemn what we see in others as sin, yet we must remember the purpose for which Jesus came into this world. The Scriptures say, “Let judgment first begin in the house of God.”

    So friends, do not be surprised that the world does not agree, or accept, what we know to be God’s best for us. Our duty as Christians is to love the world as God so loved the world. We are also to be the light that shines in the darkness.

For certain, we are not participate in wrong doing as that is our responsibility before God. However, we are not shun those who do not have a personal relationship with Him and are spiritually blind to God’s standards.

As Christians, we have an obligation to those who do not know Christ and that does not include condemnation. We are to love as Christ loved us and died for us when we were yet sinners.

So do not dismay that the world rejoices in evil for this is nothing new under the sun. God is not surprised by it and we should not be surprised either. My only surprise is the depth of my own depravity even as I profess to know and love God. So dear friends, God knows all and sees all. He has not gone away and He certainly has not taken His hand away from those who love Him. As Jesus said, “all these things must first come to pass”.

May God richly bless you as you ponder these things!!!

In His love,

Pastor Charles

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