We are living in difficult times. Due to Covid, many churches have been shut down, the country is divided and it’s hard to know who is telling the truth and who is lying. There is a lot of confusion.
In the book of Isaiah we see that Israel was in a state of deep moral confusion. Isaiah writes:
Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter!
Israel had blurred the moral lines between what was right and what was wrong and friends, that is where we are at in our country today. Only the word of God will straighten out what is crooked.
God’s word is our standard for truth.
God defines what is good and evil.
So join me on this video, as we discuss our reading in Isaiah chapters 1-5 and we look at – what happens when evil is called good and good is called evil.
As I said in the video above, apart from God, our value system will be upside down. We will be confused as to what is good and what is evil.
God’s word is light.
When we read the Bible – it brings clarity. But it’s not always easy to do what is right and good. We may be labeled as intolerant or worse offensive, when we choose to live out God’s word. So…
We must be brave.
Have you ever walked out of a movie theater and winced at how bright it was outside? After sitting in darkness for two hours, the light hurts our eyes. Sometimes that is how people respond to us. After living in darkness, our light may be so bright, they are uncomfortable. That does not mean the light is bad, it only means that they have been in darkness. Some will be repulsed by the light but others will be drawn to it.
2 Timothy 3:1-5 says:
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.
2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, 4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power.
Avoid such people.
That description above, of the last days, sounds a lot like the world we live in – doesn’t it?
God’s word is light.
Jesus is the light of the world.
Let’s be the light, that this world so desperately needs.
Keep walking with the King,
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