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We definitely live in difficult times. The Bible calls these days perilous times. The word perilous means hurtful, dangerous, unpredictable, uncontrollable, and high-risk periods of time will come.
The last days:
We are seeing we are in the last of the last days, right now! (2 Timothy 3:1). We are living out the Scriptures. We are living in a moment when no one really has any answers. There is no one to ask because in our recent history we have never experienced what we are experiencing in our world today.
So, what do we do? Firstly, don’t panic: God has not been caught off guard. He knew this was going to happen. He knew that there would be tremendous amounts of fearmongering and overreacting, as people tend to do. Secondly, don’t be afraid: don’t live in fear, for God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind. We are not to live in fear. We do need to use wisdom, but never fear.
We do not ever lay aside the word of God for any man, any government. It’s the word of God that lasts forever. The world doesn’t have the answers — they don’t offer any hope to the lost or hurting. Let’s seek God like never before. Let’s take what the enemy means for evil, and use it to do good. Let’s share our faith with others like never before. Let’s be the Church, and lead in these perilous times we live in.
It’s all a choice. I pray we choose life.
Just a thought,
Published on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 8:19 AM CDT
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