I have had so many thoughts about how tragic this world has become. The news is just tragic day after day. Pregnant women, little children, teenagers graduating from high school all victims of horrible crime. It seems every single day there is a new report of a missing woman, mother, child, you name it. People being found locked in closets under stairs and in basements..and buried in the backyards of homes. Again another round of school and college shootings! I hear it and see it and to turn it off does not mean it goes away.
I wonder how God views all this. Does He see us as He saw the world in Noah’s day?
“Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. The LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. The LORD said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them.” “Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence. God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.” I HAVE to wonder how it could have been worse than what we are like today. If God wiped them all out and they didn’t have genetic selection, cloning, mass pornography, added to their list of sins, then why does God tarry in taking us out of here and ending his horrible mess here on earth? I have no doubt they had all the rest of our heinous sins.
How this reveals the wicked hearts of men! Can we for one moment ever think that we are incapable of such wickedness? Can we ever again say to another “you have such a good heart” knowing that such evil that lurks in them? Can I recognize it also can lurk in me?
Oh come, Lord Jesus.