Psalm 119:126 – It is time for thee, Lord, to work: for they have made void thy law.
Like the moon, mankind waxes and wanes in the light we reflect. Looking at history, we see that again and again, societies rise and fall not simply because of unforeseen calamities but because of a tragic tendency toward self destruction. Whether it is ancient Egypt or Persia or Greece or Rome or any other once great empire, it does not exist today, because collectively its people failed to live loving and lawful lives. Sin is ultimately the culprit.
These ancient kingdoms were flawed, and today we face some of the same flaws in our present world. Even as a concept, God is once again under attack. Public prayer is scorned, and acknowledging a Creator has never been more unpopular. Marriage and the family are on the defense, and the unborn continue to be slaughtered by the millions while our elders are often ignored.
What is the answer? It is quite simple. We must carry ourselves like vessels of the Holy Spirit and reflect the Light of Christ. Cry out to our sovereign Lord to work. While the heart of darkness in man may strive to cast a shadow over everything, we know that the Lord has overcome the world. “Wherefore should the heathen say, Where [is] now their God? But our God [is] in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased” (Psalm 115:2).
Let us return to the paths so well trodden by the saints of old. Let us return to the Word of God, the balm of Gilead, for healing and strength. Let Us again seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so. Amen.