As you can imagine, I have not been able to do a lot of physical activity lately, so I have been watching more news on TV than usual. Normally, by about 11 A.M., I am done with the news! So over it! I know that you are aware already, but there is so much evil in the world that it seems to be overwhelming us. Part of this is because it’s just what sinful men do. Part of it is because we, as Christians, have stepped away from our responsibility to our world. Thus, I was driven to check out what the Scriptures say about evil and their end.
First of all, we are told not to get frustrated over all of the evil in the world. We should keep in mind that they will all die away, and unfortunately for them, for all eternity. The grass is turning green now outside the window by my chair. There are some patches of brown still, but soon it will all be green and the man who comes over to mow our grass will be here again. We are supposed to look at that grass and realize that though it seems to be plentiful, it won’t be there forever. Neither will evil.
Our job is just to be still, to patiently wait for the Lord. His judgment is coming, whether it be at the death of the wicked or at Judgment Day. Yes, the wicked schemes seem to be succeeding right now. The college admissions scheme absolutely infuriates me because each student admitted wrongly kept out one who had tried the right way. But, guess what? They were caught and I hope the consequences are severe. More, I hope that they repent before the Lord so the consequences will not be eternal ones. The lack of justice in Chicago makes my blood boil, almost literally. Honestly, every time the news mentions Jussie Smollett, my blood pressure rises. As far as I’m concerned, if I were the judge (thank goodness that I’m not), he would be in jail for one year for every time he repeated his lie about the attack. But, again, he seems to be getting away with it. But the Bible says although he may succeed here, he won’t succeed when he stands before the Lord. Think about it. Will you or I be standing before the King of Kings and tell lies and he will say to us that it’s all good, we can get into Heaven anyway? Of course not! Judgment is coming…perhaps not now, but definitely later.
I want to be like the Lord and be able to laugh at the wicked, knowing that their day is coming. But I can’t do that because my heart aches for them and the fact that they are lost and don’t know it. They will be lost for all eternity if they don’t repent and accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior, turn from their wickedness and walk the road of salvation and repentance and peace. What are the chances that this will happen? I have no idea, but now as I write, I am determined to pray for each wicked person that the news reports about. They need Jesus no less than I did and He showed mercy on me. I pray that is what God will do for them and all others who flaunt their wickedness for the world to see. I’m sure that God’s heart breaks over the evil in the world, too. Have mercy, and save them, O Lord! I hope that many of you will join me in this prayer so that together, our prayers can be an instrument of change in this wicked world. Blessings for a wonderful day and weekend!