Ours is a culture in crisis—a culture that is simply not sustainable, careening pell-mell for catastrophe. At this point I don’t need the Apostle Peter to tell me I am an alien and stranger in this land (1 Peter 2:11). John MacArthur says the judgment of Romans 1 is here—“God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts (v 24), …God gave them up to dishonorable passions (v 26), …God gave them up to a debased mind” (v 28). The headlines daily proclaim the evidence of that. Albert Mohler says “the moral universe is being turned upside down”—it’s “the unraveling of civilization.” It’s hard to imagine stronger statements from two highly regarded protestant churchmen. God will not be mocked. It’s appointed for man to die…and then the final judgment. There will be an accounting.

Yet the Son of God came that we may have life and have it more abundantly in the face of it all. Seek the Lord while he can be found—today is the day of salvation.

A true friend calls his friends to repent and believe. It’s not condescension. It’s not arrogance. It’s love—vertical and horizontal. It’s gratitude. It’s obedience. I count it all joy. Friend, if your toddler was headed for an unscreened fireplace with a roaring blaze, would you not do all within your power to stop him/her? If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior you are sleepwalking toward a far bigger hotter longer lasting fire that is never quenched. That’s not my assessment of you, nor my opinion, but it is my conviction for all who do not know the Lord, because that is our Sovereign God’s inerrant Word: Matthew 18:8, Mark 9:47-48, Revelation 14:9-11,14-15.

Seek the one who said I am the way, the truth and the life. Seek the one who said come to me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Seek the one who said whoever believes in me shall not perish but have eternal life, and in an amazing act of incomprehensible love gave his life to make that happen. You will find him if you seek him with all your heart. These transitory troubles are not worthy to be compared to the glory that awaits through Christ. No eye has seen nor ear heard nor mind conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.

Take him at his word, bow before the Throne of Grace, and let the culture storms howl during your cosmic millisecond here. Eternal peace and joy like you’ve never known, in the presence of our Lord and Savior, await.

Don’t take my word for it. Read the following verses listed that I have just summarized above: John 10:10, Galatians 6:7, Hebrews 9:27, Isaiah 55:6, John 14:6, Matthew 11:28, Isaiah 49:8, John 3:16, Jeremiah 29:1, Romans 8:18, 1 Corinthians 2:9.

“If I take God at his word the responsibility of fulfilling his promise does not lie with me, but with God, who made the promise.” – Charles Spurgeon

“Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take him at his word;
Just to rest upon his promise,
Just to know, “Thus saith the Lord.”  — Louisa Stead

See you in church.


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