My brother, my sister, do you spend many hours going through all the news you can find to learn what’s going on in the world? God knows everything from beginning to end. Read today’s passage to understand that God has predicted everything that has happened in the world today:
– one rumor comes this year, another the next, rumors of violence in the land and of ruler against ruler (verse 46)
-“We are disgra…ced, for we have been insulted and shame covers our faces, because foreigners have entered the holy places of the Lord’s house.” (verse 51)
My friend, does this not ring a bell? The beauty about the Lord is that he says we should not be afraid despite everything that is going on around us. But above, as His children, we should not forget that we are in exile on earth. Jesus said, though we live on earth, we do not belong to the world, our home is in Heaven, so the world will hate us (John 15:18-19).
Indeed, know that the wicked in this world may seem to be successful, but as for you, resist the temptation to follow them because God will certainly bring good out of all the evil that surround us and he does not allow evil to remain unpunished! So do not put your feet in the courtyard of the wicked or you might have to share their judgment to come. Bear your cross knowing that things may seem difficult, painful… but Jesus is sustaining you and all this is for the glory of God who can change any sorrow into joy… As world events seem to show that the return of Christ is near, it also means that the end of Satan is even nearer and the end of all evil and suffering he has brought in this world and in our individual lives. Strongly abide in Christ while waiting for His return, and all burdens will seem lighter (Matthew 11:30). Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.