During a Sunday school lesson on Psalm 119, our class discussed the world and our place in it. We are to meditate and immerses ourselves in God’s word. But, we are not meant to lock ourselves up and separate ourselves from the world by not having contact with it. We are in the world, but not of it. This wisdom, given to us by the Grace of God gives us understanding that our heathen family, friends and co-workers don’t have. They have one absolute to live by and that is that, there are no absolutes. They are lost in a world of chaos, trying to make sense of it. That is why someone can be outraged or sad over the loss of a puppy in the womb, but cannot make the connection to the human infant, murdered in the womb. That the life created by God in His image would be far more valuable than a puppy. They don’t get it because their fight, is only the fight that gets them acceptance. There is no acceptance in the truth, not in the world.
So the next time you are standing with someone and are tempted to say something mean, remember this person is an enemy of God and they are going to hell. You need to make sure they hear the Gospel, have compassion for their lost soul. Respond to wickedness with the wisdom of God.
1 John 5:19
We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
Woe to the wicked! It will go badly with him,
For what he deserves will be done to him.