8/4/20

Good morning!

Text:  2 Corinthians 6;  1 Kings 15-16

This year has been a doozy so far.  The pandemic, the racial discord and the election year vitriol all put the reality of a malevolent, active evil on full display, plain for all to see.  Many will clamor for government action while others cringe and go on with their lives.  Others will bemoan the loss of goodness in our culture.  As Christian citizens of this land, what are we to do?  In that context, these words cry out:

For he says,

“In a favorable time I listened to you,
    and in a day of salvation I have helped you.”

Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.  (2 Corinthians 6:2)

It has been said that the present moment is the only time where our lives intersect eternity.  We cannot change the past and we cannot know the future, but we can choose to act today.  And our choices today have eternal consequences.   For me, these awful events in the world around us are screams for the urgency of the Gospel.  It is by the Gospel that a nation receives deliverance from evil and a culture is infused with the goodness of God.  Today, this day, matters as regards what you and I do to bring the saving grace of Jesus to the world around us.  We have the answer in our hands.   Today, this day, “now is the day of salvation.”  What will you do today for the sake of the Gospel?

in Him, Mike