Christopher000 wrote: ..many have given up and given in because the events of the day
It is Godâ€™s will that we know the times (1 Ch. 12:32; Mat. 16:3) and that we be as wise as serpents and harmless as doves. The news reminds us that the hour is very late, and we need to be ready for the Lordâ€™s coming.
This trepidation of fallen world allows us to ask--
Are you sure that you are born again? Are you living for Christ?
Good to instill the fear of the Lord.
â€śAnd that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness,
not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereofâ€ť (Rom. 13:11-14).
Malachi 3:16"...they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.