More often than not, world, national and local news paint a picture of hopelessness. Last week I listened at random to eleven sermons. Each had a catchy title which for the most part had nothing to do with the content. Each one took over thirty minutes to clearly, even glaringly, identify the primary problem with the world, and less than forty seconds to offer a solution. Each offered a political solution.
The Apostle Paul best described the world situation with this in Ephesians 2:12, “That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:”
In our day this verse plays out as most of the world being without Christ, therefore in the wrong family, unaware of God’s promise, without hope, and without God. For this condition there is no political hope.
Bible students understand, at least mentally, that the ultimate solution is the return of Christ. Until then we are to live in hope keeping utter despair at bay.
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."
In Christ we know right. It is absolutely essential that Christians learn the teaching of Christ and simply stay at what God has called us to be and do.
Copyright © 2013 Larry Lilly
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