God’s Answer to Chaos: Himself!

I don’t know about you, but I’m looking at our world in chaos.

  • chaosAt our world of politics in America,
  • of terror on a global scale,
  • of a growing racial divide,
  • of increasing violence,
  • of dire illnesses
  • of weather extremes
  • of the disappearance of the rule of law,
  • of the chaos ensuing and enveloping every institution
  • in which the Truth of God has been subordinated beneath legalese
  • and in which God’s righteous command and rightful authority are being smothered beneath manmade convenience, mob rule, and arrogant control.

It’s easy to find yourself asking,

What in the name of Sam Hill is going on?

God has an answer to this chaos and many Americans won’t like it a bit.  God’s answer is Himself.

Just as it was in the beginning when God’s answer to the formless chaos of the waters was His Spirit hovering over it…and His Word declaring order into it…. “Let there be light!”…a time is coming when He will return into this world and the present chaos being sown by mankind.  We will…(yes, all of us: black, white, every race and ethnicity, male and female, all religions and mutations of unbelief)…we will all be answerable…finally… to Justice that we will not truly know this side of heaven.  A justice some claim to want now that they have no idea what they’re asking.  It’s not a slogan or some sign to carry around.  It’s nothing that superficial.

For some, being answerable will be a sigh of relief, a final rest, and an eternal Hallelujah.

For others,  it will be both a terrible and … a terrifying … Day of Judgment upon the evil they are and the evil they do.  

That’s what the Bible teaches.  The One and True Judge will enter into our world one more time…Who came first as the Word, then as the Son of God, Son of Man, and our One True Savior, again as His Holy Spirit.  Yes, He will enter a final time as another move of His Ultimate Authority.  The last days are upon us and have been since the time of Christ.  His return is closer now than yesterday.  The fig tree is in full leaf (Matthew 24) and all we have to do is look for His coming.

2 Peter 3:3 First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. 4 They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” 5 But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water. 6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. 7 By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. 8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. 11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. 13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness. 14 So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him. 15 Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him. 16 He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction. 17 Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position. 18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.

I know plenty of people who have bought lock, stock, and barrel into the error of lawless men and women.   I see them on the news and read about them in the papers.  They’re quick to share opinions and slow to see what God says about it all.  I don’t want to be one of them.  I don’t want you to be either.

God’s Answer to Chaos is Himself.  And He will not be mocked.

God's Answer to Chaos

Categories Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals | Tags: | Posted on July 16, 2016

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