Friday, October 30, 2009

Being Equipped

I thought it would be helpful to be reminded why we should regularly exercise our biblical world view muscles and consider current events from God’s perspective.

Massive cultural shifts are going on in our world today. And it seems as if the pace of change is accelerating. This provides Christians with great opportunities to help others see what the Bible has to say about why all these perplexing developments are occurring. So we need to be prepared to offer a biblical perspective about current events because this may lead to a conversation which helps people grow closer to Christ.

When we have discussions about reasons behind current events, our objective should not be to win a debate but to plant a seed of biblical truth that God can use to lead people to Him. It is useful to point out what the Bible says about something even if the other person does not recognize the authority of the Bible. Such comments are “faith flags” that tell people you are a follower of Christ and plants a seed of truth that God can use to turn their hearts to Him… Isaiah 55:10-11 says, "As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it" (NIV).

When we hear news of tragedy or some incident demonstrating the depravity of mankind, it should bring to mind how this world sorely needs the return of the Lord. And then we may be encouraged by recalling that when Jesus returns, “God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:4, NKJ).

We may share our encouragement with others by telling them we are looking forward to the return of the Messiah who will bring justice to this world so that there will be only good news. God can use this to attract people to the Savior because they also grow weary of bad news whether they admit it or not.

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