When the world’s gone bonkers

by | Posted September 21st at 7:38am

My dear friends, I was doing my best to write to you about the salvation we share in common, when I felt the need of writing at once to encourage you to fight on for the faith which once and for all God has given to his people. For some godless people have slipped in unnoticed among us, persons who distort the message about the grace of our God in order to excuse their immoral ways, and who reject Jesus Christ, our only Master and Lord. Long ago the Scriptures predicted the condemnation they have received.” —Jude 3,4 GNT

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about our spiritual diet. What we choose to consume, that which we avoid.

Tucked away in the back of your Bible, right next door to the Revelation, is a really short book — Jude, just a short chapter long. And yet, how densely filled with things we need to think about. Especially now.

The days we are living in are not a time for a ‘soft gospel’ approach to Scripture, God or how to live. The storms that swept the south last night, the spiralling costs of food, hostilities between nations and neighbours are signs that the end of all things is just before us.

I fear that too many people of faith aren’t hearing and grasping the things that are going on around us.

I’m not a conspiracy theorist. I simply read the news that’s available to me on my laptop with my Bible open beside it. The world has gone bonkers. Irreligious people are busy building their Babels. The disasters and human response were both foretold in Scripture. No one needs to act surprised.

But just as at the birth of Christ people were pinning their hopes for the future on all the wrong stuff. So, today, the masses are wilfully ignorant of what’s next. But you and I can know where we are in the stream of things. Think of the Bible as a road map, necessary to each of us as we are about to travel an unknown road.

“To him who is able to keep you from falling and to bring you faultless and joyful before his glorious presence— to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, might, and authority, from all ages past, and now, and forever and ever! Amen” — Jude 24, 25 GNT

Why not join me in reading all of Jude TODAY? Important words for an important time.

Source: My good friend Pastor Mark Johnson’s weekly wisdom presented in Facebook.

Article posted by Glen R. Jackman, founder of GraceProclaimed.org

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