If The World Goes One Way, Do We Follow?

When I was a student in Bible College, I saw a painting of Jesus standing at the UN Building knocking on the door. It wasn’t the best painting as far as artwork goes, but the message was clear. The Prince of Peace was knocking on the door of the World Body.

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Bolivia, China, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, France, Gabon, Malawi, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Senegal, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Uzbekistan.

As I look at the list of countries above, I think about how I have visited two, France and Mexico, and have had students all of them except the United Kingdom, which already speaks English, Gabon and Malawi.

Something else about these countries that perhaps some do not know. They are on the United Nations Human Rights Council.

China on the Human Rights Council? Yes, the country that is committing genocide against the Muslim minority Uighurs even harvesting their organs. Cuba on the Human Rights Council? Yes, the country people are willing to try to raft, sail, swim 90 miles to Florida across shark infested waters to get away from.

You get my point.

This is a bit of a long intro to Isaiah 55:8-

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.”

Just because the world says something is a good idea, does not make it a good idea.

In these uncertain times, I want to seek and follow God’s ways. Why?

My desire is for people I interact with to come to know Jesus as their Savior because I want to see them in heaven for all of eternity.

So even though the world says something is a good idea, does not mean I should follow it or live that way especially when it is counter to God’s ways. It is not only about me. It is about the souls of those people I interact with.

One day Jesus will return to earth. There will be no more United Nations. There will be no more corrupt governments torturing their own people. I want people I know to be with Jesus to enjoy that day.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

23 thoughts on “If The World Goes One Way, Do We Follow?

  1. I love this verse and this message. I’ve been trying to do what the world seems as Norma to “gain” social recognition..however, that’s not how God works. He does things differently and I’m learning this every day. We live for him not for ourselves.

  2. I include me in the “world”. But I listen to God, sturdy scripture, and pray. I encourage other Christians because I know I need encouragement. And to me the greatest quality of of Christians is/should be humility. After all if Jesus was humble even to the point of dying on the cross what excuse do I have for not doing the same.

  3. Amen and amen 🙏🏽 thanks for bringing this to our attention, sometimes it’s easy to live in our own bubble, and forget that there are suffering people, may my life support the precepts of the Word of God

  4. I totally echo your thoughts brother Matt….
    It would be great to have just and righteous governments everywhere in the world…where some basic minimum freedom of speech and religion thrive.

  5. Amen! The focus should always be on the soul. I have been hearing a lot about organ harvesting. The wickedness humans are capable of is unimaginable. The world needs Jesus! We cannot follow the world’s way of thinking and doing. God help us!

  6. How awesome it will be when Jesus reigns! I just recently had this conversation w/ my HS and university aged daughters. Imagine this society a moment?
    -Laws are few, very understand able to all, therefore citizens retain maximal choice?
    -Taxes are consistent and proportional with no loopholes?
    – Taxes are never mis-allocated, but fulfill their purpose without manipulation?
    -Partisanship is no more because the notion of “us versus them” is irrelevant?
    -Debates are truly constructive and actually sound out new ideas?
    -What if the citizens could rely 100% upon the wisdom of its Executive Branch of government?
    -What does society look like when all laws are apportioned with absolute integrity? (I.e. The people can trust that that there is only one standard of justice.)
    What would it feel like when force and coercion are removed from the toolbox of government?

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