To start my day I read the Psalms which is an amazing book of the Bible. I use the “30 Plus Plan” reading a total of 5 Psalms (you can check out that plan in my blog of August 13th.)
So today I read these words: “Sin whispers to the wicked, deep within their hearts. They have no fear of God at all. In their blind conceit, they cannot see how wicked they really are. Everything they say is crooked and deceitful. They refuse to act wisely or do good. They lie awake at night, hatching sinful plots. Their actions are never good. They make no attempt to turn from evil.” (Psalm 36:1-4 NLT)
This is like watching the latest news or reading the newspaper! This Psalm unfortunately is a snapshot of the culture we see today in America. Everyone is wringing their hands about the violence in our society, the selling of baby parts by Planned Parenthood, the unchecked rioting and property destruction in major cities, the senseless taking of life by psychotic gunmen in our theaters, schools and colleges and I could go on! When a nation ignores God, like America has, there will be consequences.
The scourge of abortion over the last 4 decades cannot help but put a huge scar on the soul and conscience of our nation. The Bible says that in the end times things will get worse not better and those end times may be closer than anyone knows! But before I leave you too depressed, this same Psalm goes on to say: “How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings. You feed them from the abundance of your own house, letting them drink from your river of delights. For you are the fountain of life, the light by which we see.” (Psalm 36:7-9 NLT)
So there IS light shining in darkness, there IS a God who provided shelter at the Cross of Jesus who IS the only fountain of life. He calls us to come to Him in faith believing and when we do, we find all that we need to be lights in an increasingly dark world. Starting today lets pray for revival in our land and be people who show the love of Jesus to a lost and dying world.