It is timely that I write about this topic which is related to the Easter meassage of Victory entitled “Gospel in the Future” which recently ended the Timeless series.
Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore; those who are loyal have vanished from the human race. Everyone lies to their neighbor; they flatter with their lips but harbor deception in their hearts. May the Lord silence all flattering lips and every boastful tongue—those who say, ‘By our tongues we will prevail; our own lips will defend us—who is lord over us?’
Psalm 12:1–4 NIV
Watching the news and reading the paper (or reading news online) nowadays leave us distressed. Everyday we learn about nonchalantly committed crimes, heartless law offenders and cases of distrust towards political leaders.
If the news is any indication of the kind of society we live in, then our moral standards must have been alarmingly declining. It is very depressing and compels us easily to lose hope in humanity. A huge part of the population has seemingly loosen grasp of the golden rule or the principle of respect at the very least.
A lot of times, I’ve thought of our world as helpless and hopeless. A place where nice guys finish last and the only way to survive is to resort to wickedness.
You, Lord, will keep the needy safe and will protect us forever from the wicked, who freely strut about when what is vile is honored by the human race.
Psalm 12:7–8 NIV
If we see only with our eyes and rely solely on what our minds can comprehend, we really won’t see hope in the glorious future the Lord promises us. But if we turn to God for help and guidance in overcoming these threats to harmonious living and a life of plenty, only then can we see the light at the end of the tunnel.
It is beyond logic. The promise of God is not meant to be understood, but to be believed. Hope is the good news with which you do not have to do anything but receive it and firmly hold on to it.