Monday, April 12, 2010
The upside down world.
Hear what Isaiah said some three thousand years ago:
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Isaiah 5:20
While it may seem like God doesn't notice or care about these things, believe me, He does. He's watching all of this very carefully, and someday He will judge the world for the things they've done as well as individuals for the lives they led. Yes, He is a God of Love, but He is also a God of Justice. Therefore He can do no less then be just
The nations were filled with wrath,but now the time of your wrath has come. It is time to judge the dead and reward your servants the prophets,as well as your holy people,and all who fear your name,from the least to the greatest. It is time to destroy all who have caused destruction on the earth Rev 11:18
One aspect of this judgement is found in Luke 13 where Jesus discusses the Kingdom of God and the narrow Gate. He tells us to "work hard to enter the narrow door to God's Kingdom for many will try to enger but will fail" He also says "some who seem least important now will be the greatest then, and some who are the greatest now will be least important then"
So we see that even though the world may seem upside down now, God is coming to set it right side up. We live in an age where everywhere we turn we see people trying to puff themselves up, trying to take center stage and cry "Look at me, Look at me!" We live in a culture that glamorizes beauty and fame and money and turns its face from people who dedicate their lives to serving God. How many times do you see a story on the news or in a magazine or a show on TV that glorifies someone who is doing good all over the world and living their lives for God? Very rare, if ever.
Maybe you've felt lately that you just don't fit in anywhere. Maybe you're not popular in school or in the office. Maybe it's always someone else who gets the attention among your friends and family. Maybe you never draw the guy's attention you have a crush on. Have you ever felt like you could just melt into the wall and no one would notice? I have. Well, rest assured. God sees you. And if you live your life for Him, you may be one of the greatest of all those in Heaven! God is just. Just be patient.