What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9)
Spend a hour on social media and the palpable tension can hardly be denied. The climate is ripe with conflict. Nightly our media devices plant the seeds of fear and there are no leaders of real worth in sight. The modern day predicament we find ourselves in is exhausting, frustrating, and heartbreaking, yet we have been here before…
Since the dawn of humanity the most difficult decision we make as individual followers is whether to spend our life committed to the call of building God’s Kingdom here on earth, a path that promises no individual glory only peace, or our own kingdoms.
The pain of this world is the result of people choosing to build their own kingdoms.
For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light. (Luke 8:17)
And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. (Romans 5:3-5)
Choose love. Live a life of light, even when this world makes painful to do so. Everyday let your actions stand as your testimony of where your heart is in relation to our living God. Let your vision be fixed on eternity.