He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained.
The Institute for Economics and Peace released its 2016 Global Peace Index, ranking the nations in terms of safety. Iceland is the most peaceful nation on earth, but 79 countries in the world are less peaceful now than a year ago, with Syria being the most dangerous. Overall, said the report, global levels of peace continue to deteriorate. Deaths from terrorism increased by 80 percent from last year. “Terrorism is also at an all-time high, battle deaths from conflict are at a 25-year high and the number of refugees and displaced people are at a level not seen in sixty years.”
The course of events is moving toward the Rapture of the church, the Great Tribulation, and the return of Jesus, who will come on His appointed day to judge the world in righteousness. Things will grow worse, but then things will get better. As Hebrews 2:8-9 says: “We do not yet see all things put under him. But we see Jesus….”
Evil purposes cannot overpower God’s goodness, and evil forces cannot escape His judgment. Let’s be strong and await His return.
For the past there is forgiveness; for the present there is divine companionship; for the future there is absolute assurance.
L. Nelson Bell