He will not leave you helpless.
He will not forsake you in the darkness that surrounds you.
He will not because:
“Where sin abounds,
Don’t think he will “lift his grace from here.” He knows his children. He knows who are truly his. He saved the ones of old, in ancient times, when evil swept in to overtake all the darkness HE MADE A WAY OF ESCAPE for his people. Noah and his family in the ark, the righteous men in Sodom and Gomorrah he took out of the city. He would save a nation if there were even ten righteous men within. Did he not say that?
For where SIN abounds GRACE ABOUNDS MUCH MORE.
Don’t jump into the fray.
Don’t get into the hatred being thrown back and forth.
Don’t stop forgiving your enemies.
Don’t forget the kingdom of God and all his righteousness.
You will not find righteousness in man’s system.
You will not find righteousness in the standards set by man.
You will not find righteousness in your stance on politics.
You will not find your way in all of it without his STANDARDS guiding you.
You will find righteousness in his word, in his standards, in his commands, which require forgiveness, compassion, and mercy.
If we give in to it we will not have the fruit of the spirit;
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Without these, we are controlled by the flesh. We are controlled by the enemy, we are subject to whatever wind of hatred that comes our way and tossed about like puppets on a string, justifying all of our anger and wrath, thinking we are doing God a favor, when we are really hurting ourselves, hurting others, and even hurting God because we have given in to the darkness and are becoming part of it.
Instead of mercy, we show impatience.
Instead of forgiveness, we condemn.
Instead of compassion, we show cold hearts.
Instead of love, we show hatred.
We must stay steadfast in obeying his commands:
To love God and to love man with all our strength, hearts, and minds.
While we stand there railing against all that’s wrong with society, we forget that there are SOULS at stake. We forget he wants ALL to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. We forget that true change comes from the inside out, that those who do not know God can only be changed when they are touched by his spirit. We forget that it takes a “heart-change” for people to change. We forget that true conversion can only be accomplished by him moving upon a people.
Even in the great tribulation, when demons and evil beings will be tormenting the people, HE WILL SAVE when they call upon his name. Because of his great MERCY. Because of his compassion. Because of his love.