The World We Will Inherit

The world being built…
is the world we will inherit…black.tree.2

Have you ever thought about that? Just last evening in my catechism class, the elder who was taking it said to us:

I think that the world in the time you will live in will be  even worse than in mine

Help! I hadn’t thought of that! I’d always imagined my life ahead as being, while not exactly a bed of roses, pretty easy. I had seen my life stretching ahead of me, just waiting to be lived. I hadn’t considered the persecution, the sorrows, the battles to be fought on every side.

Every month, it seems, there is some fresh attack against the family, the church, the Bible, and ultimately, God Himself. More and more the leaders of our nations are straying in their ways, and so leading us away from God also. Our Western civilizations are nearing their ends. Of course, this is a result of six thousand years’ disobedience. Many other causes can be mentioned, but, as always, the matter comes back to the heart. Our leaders’ hearts are turned away from God.

But  we can’t let all the blame rest there. It’s time to look at ourselves. Who are we? What are we doing? Where are we going? Do we understand our world, the way is now, the way it has been, and where it is headed?

Let’s not be content with the direction our world is going. There’s no gain in being fatalistic. Jude verse 3 says “Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.”

We MUST fight the good fight! God will be pleased when we serve Him in desiring his will for all the world.

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19 thoughts on “The World We Will Inherit

  1. You’re right, Rhoda. In a way, this is very sad to think about. But in another, it is so glorious–because as things get worse and worse, it means that heaven is all that much closer. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Hi Rhoda! I am coming over from Unite.

    I was happy to see a passage from Jude! You don’t see that very much.

    It can get so overwhelming looking at the world and it’s problems. All I can really do is my best, as you pointed out. Looking to myself to be responsible, Is what God is asking of me. I am not perfect by any means, but I am trying. Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we could all try?

    Thoughtful post today!
    Ceil

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  3. From a worldly perspective that quote is true and very hopeless. But from a Biblical perspective we have such hope to offer to the world! “Since then you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above not on earthly things. For you died and your life is no hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears then you all will appear with him in glory.” Colossians 3: 1-4 We must set our hearts on pilgrimage (Psalm 84:5) and rely on His strength for whatever trials He allows us to go through before we reach home. Our home was never meant to be this world…our inheritance is the kingdom of God that He has been preparing for us since the creation of this one.Matthew 25:34 Blessings to you!

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  4. I hear you! So many people, some Christians included, are deceived about the state our country is in. It seems like on every hand there is a step in the wrong direction. And let me tell you, it pains my heart, especially for the children, who are having things placed before their minds that they shouldn’t even have to consider at such a tender age. We must remain steadfast in our faith in Jesus. Great “food for thought” post.
    -Stacie

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