I’ve sat and wondered what is happening to the world today. Of course I started googling my thoughts in short phrases to see if I can capture an inkling of what I’m feeling. I came to something I’ll have to hash out a bit here.
You’ll have to read Lamentations 3. The whole chapter will require deep meditation. I would dare say as you read you will see today’s world flash before your eyes.
Let me see if I can explain something here. God’s judgment is not subject to His execution. Think about it. The laws and principles of the Bible never once really condemned a man. Condemnation comes from man’s breach of the laws and principles of God. God set forth His ways and they are immutable. They can’t be changed. Any deviation from them creates chaos and anarchy.
Take gravity for instance. It’s a law created by God. We are pulled to the earth. It weighs objects according to its density and thereby the object can either be lifted or moved accordingly.
Say you want to fly. You want to fly without the assistance of devices. You just want to fly. What judgment do you get if you stand on a cliff and jump? You will suffer the consequences of gravity. God didn’t pass judgment on you and make you jump. You jumped because your mind was set to think wrongly about the effects that would come with jumping and now on the way down reality sets in that death is your judgment if the cliff is a very high one.
God warned his people of the judgment of breaching His law. He didn’t make anyone do anything. If people listened to God they would not suffer from the consequences of disobedience. All sin is based on man’s disobedience. Not God’s wrath. His wrath comes from the consequences of the breach of His law, which He warned us about. He wants us to live in a harmonious life free from chaos and anarchy. If we agree to that there is no threat of His wrath. Simple enough.
Now. The conversation Libby and I had was concerning today’s world issues. May I delineate something here first. The world is defined as an order and arrangement of life people live in, such as governments. The earth is the planet upon which we live. I’ve heard people mix these two terms up alluding to one as the other. In the Bible it is said this world will pass away. It’s saying that this world’s governments will become null and void in the judgment time of God, but the earth shall remain. My comment to Libby about today’s world was this. Chaos and anarchy is fast becoming the thing of the day. People are becoming more emboldened to allow themselves to speak evil of others to the point that violence against another is becoming more prevalent.
With this in mind I have concluded this summation. The situation we have today is going to inevitably implode on its self. Evil cannot grow and subsist in itself. Evil is a negative influence and cannot reproduce on its own nor ever will. We watch evil seemingly expand in its nature, but it can’t grow but just so much on its own momentum. Just like the tyrannical leaders of history who fell from within, all this we see today will fall likewise. Those of us who follow Gods promise will watch from the side as they die from their own derision. Then we that are left can rebuild and see the new heaven and new earth come to being. Matthew 24:38-41.