I read a passage in Isaiah today and was startled by how relevant it sounded. Apparently
Solomon was pretty accurate when he wrote in Ecclesiastes “there is nothing new under the sun.” We think the world is a very different place, but things that have worried people in the past, are worrying people today. Conflict over borders and possessions, greedy power brokers exploiting the vulnerable, and deception for profit have all been with us since the beginning.
One obvious difference seen today is that through technology we have the ability to be made more aware of what is going on all over the world. Technology also offers the opportunity of manipulating large numbers of people more easily.
The Lord has given me a strong warning not to think like everyone else does! ‘Don’t call everything a conspiracy, like they do, and don’t live in dread of what frightens them. Make the Lord of Heaven’s Armies holy in your life. He is the One you should fear. He is the One who should make you tremble. He will keep you safe… Look to God’s instructions and teachings! People who contradict His Word are completely in the dark.’ Isaiah 8
The human condition is much the same as the time that Isaiah wrote these words – 2700 years ago! We are messed up and we need God. God gave us Jesus to fix our messed up condition. When we surrender to Him, He transforms us and helps us to truly love. That really is the only hope to fix any of the mess in our world.
Surrender is the key to ending conflict. Not surrender to tyranny or deception, but surrender to the Lord Jesus and His power available in and through you. He will lead you to do His work in our broken world. Don’t fear. He is with you. You are part of the answer to this world’s chaos.
God is raising up an army to share His truth. He is looking for warriors who are not easily manipulated and misled. In Jesus Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge and He wants to make them freely available to you!