- Psalm 12:8 (ESV)
Left to his own, man can do no more than what is wicked and vile in the eyes of God. As man retreats further from God, his wickedness becomes increasingly unrestrained until vileness is exalted and righteousness is brought low. Evil becomes to many the norm and openly celebrated. This, I believe, is what Americans are experiencing in the United States. The United States exalts in evil and evil becomes more rampant. Should we expect another result?
Two things comfort me. God forgives liberally and He protects those who take refuge in Him. Where sin abounds grace abounds more. For the most evil of individuals, God offers grace through Jesus Christ. My prayer is that those without Christ in our country would repent. Without Jesus, one can only rejoice in the temporal world in which we live…then judgment comes.
But for those who take refuge in Christ; who are resting in His righteousness, there is only hope. The hope of those who submit to Christ comes from nothing within this world. This world can, at best ,offer death but Christ offers life beyond the grave. So no matter what difficulty God’s people face here on earth (read all of Psalm 12), God cares and preserves His people.
- Pastor Randy