Tuesday’s Truth is a free weekly devotional shared by Rev. Gary Mimbs
June 16, 2020
Being Strong in A World Gone Crazy.
The world that we live in has gone crazy. The Bible tells us in II Timothy 3:1-5 that “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power.”.
It also says in Isaiah 5:20, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness,” and in John 3:19. “And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.” We are seeing these scriptures fulfilled right before our eyes every day.
So how are we as Christians and the church to respond? In love. We must show this broken world the love of Christ. We must be His hands and feet and act and respond like the children of God that we are called out to be. We must not respond the way that the world responds. Jesus said that the world would know that we were His children by the way that we showed love. If we are going to “demonstrate” let’s demonstrate His love to those who are showing hatred.
We as the church need to be the light shining into this dark world. We are not the LIGHT be we are His instruments that He shines through so that others may see Him. We need to be that voice of hope and help that will guide others to Him who is the source of hope and help when all others fail. These are some challenging days but oh what opportunities are available for us to be used by the Father to bring glory to Him and the Kingdom.
Let’s prepare our hearts and minds for battle by putting on the full armor of God. But let us be reminded that our battle is not with people but with the real enemy Satan. As we do battle spiritually we can actually win the war that is being waged for the souls of men, women, boys and girls if we have the banner of Love spread over us.
In love with Jesus – Pastor Gary