I am sitting here thinking of words to say, that might speak to whatever current outrage is going on in this world today. However all I can think of is, “What more can be said?” So much has been said about everything from political issues, to civil right issues, to downright trivial issues.
In Revelation chapter 22, the angel speaks to John and says “Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy. Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
So with the verse all I can say is THIS WORLD IS NOT OUR HOME! We should stop being surprised the world is sinning and start focusing on the ONE who called US out from among the world.
When we became Christians, we changed. Some of us gave up a lot of “socially acceptable sins”, but most of us continue to struggle with bad habits, unforgiveness, and a myriad of other sins even long after our salvation.
When we got saved, we got saved because we wanted a Savior -- a Savior who could make us whole again. But before that moment, before we chose for ourselves to give our lives to Christ, we were in the same boat as anyone else in this world.
In these last few weeks, it might feel like we’re being hit extra hard in America. But at least we have the freedom to practice our faith. Christians are still being killed in other areas of the world, as they have been since the Apostles.
So, with all this being said, do your best to put things in perspective. God is still on His throne. And we should never lash out in anger at the lost. Because they were us.
We are not of this world, so we should do our best not to act like the world. You want change? Pray. Give. Love. Spread the Good News and make disciples.
Do you best to help our real home get a little bit bigger and make our temporary stay here a little bit brighter.
And rejoice. Rejoice that you are free and this world is not where you belong.
Aaron Jeffries lives in the wild and wonderful state of West Virginia. He is married to his beautiful wife Kristen, and has been blessed with two amazing little boys. Join him as he writes about life and our amazing Heavenly Father. He can be reached on Twitter at @arjeffries1.
Matt Coker is the Ministry Director of The Back Row. He is married to a beautiful woman he met in youth group and they have one mischievous son together. Matt collects Funko Pop figures, loves time travel movies, and enjoys exotic jerky meats. You can contact Matt via the contact page or on Twitter at @BackRowBeliever, or his personal account, @MatthewSCoker.