The Men of Issachar Understood the Times and Knew What to Do
1 Chronicles 12:32
If you want to see where the country is at this moment in time, look at recent issues concerning Benghazi, NSA, DOMA and the IRS. Each event reminds us of the lack of ethics from our most trusted leaders. (“Corruptio optimi pessima.” Corruption of the best is the worst, from David Hume’s, Of Superstition and Enthusiasm.)
If you want to see where this country is going, look at ancient Rome. The elite world power of that age was filled with moral corruption and collusion on the inside, leading to societal collapse and capture from the outside. This can happen to any nation whose people refuse to obey the Lord.
If you want to know what Christians are to do today or any day look to the Bible.
- We can and must pray for a spiritual awakening (2 Chronicles 7:14). Even if it does not come, the Lord desires for us to pray for it. (It has happened in the past! It could again.)
- We must pray for our leaders (I Timothy 2:1-2) even if we do not like them personally and we hate the policies that they create politically.
- We must speak the TRUTH in LOVE (Ephesians 4:15). We are not to be silent witnesses to the devastation and disaster to our country. We are to speak truth and live truth, and if necessary die for the truth.
- We must be ready for the worst. Ammo, beans and rice are fine, but we had better store up more powerful resources. “Thy word I have treasured in my heart that I might not sin against Thee.” (Psalm 119:11-12)
The church is to be the pillar of truth (I Timothy 3:15) and we are to be the light that shines in the darkness (Matthew 5:14-16).
Let’s make sure we are standing up straight and shining bright.
Almighty Lord, we pray…
Thy will be done – Nothing more, Nothing less, and Nothing else.
Serving Him with you
Until He comes for us,
Come Lord Jesus…
“You say the times are evil, live nobly and you will change the times.” – St. Augustine