One of the greatest songs that we can sing is about our life here on this earth...and that it is NOT the Christian's home!
The words of the song say "This world is not my home, I'm just a passing through. My treasures are laid up, somewhere beyond the blue..."
With the news of the past few days attracting most of the attention in the media world and social media, it is so much easier to long for that day when this world is NOT the home for faithful Christians.
Nepal - earthquake kills over 3,000 people
Bruce Jenner becomes a woman in a transgender role...and is celebrated for his stance and courage.
A city passes an ordinance that preachers "must" marry same-sex couples or go to jail.
A man dies in Baltimore at the hand of a police officer (possibly unwarranted) and the area turns into a war zone on the day of his funeral.
What more is it going to take for people to see that this world does not seem to be in much better shape than in the days of Noah? Remember how Noah was found righteous in a crowd of millions of people?
Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they werebeautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.
And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Gen 6:1-8
It is so saddening to see the demise of our great nation, and those around the world in an immoral splash of ignorance and refusal to obey God's commands.
I am thankful that Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord, and that Jesus Christ was born through Noah's line so that we can obey God's command of baptism for salvation and have that promise of a home in heaven if we remain faithful until the end!
Have you been baptized for the remission of your sins in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit? If so, are you remaining faithful?
This world is NOT my home, and I hope that you will make that commitment to the Lord as well if you have not.