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Discerning what is true when darkness creeps in

by | Jun 30, 2020 | Subtle Lies | 0 comments

Read: Isaiah 5:20-21

Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter!
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
and shrewd in their own sight!

Reflect:

Today I spoke with a few people who commented on the change we’ve experienced over just the last few months. From the “solitary confinement” of hte lockdown to the protests and riots and general social upheaval to Supreme Court decisions that consistently undermine a biblical worldview, to say that we’ve experienced a little change is somewhat of an understatement. Don’t you agree?

Over the last couple of weeks,  I’ve been reading through the first and second book of Kings from the Old Testament. In those chapters I’ve read of one flawed leader after another with an occasional person who honors God. The people in Israel and Judah during this time were led and misled by kings and generals and prophets and year after year is marked by chaos. It is amazing and disturbing at the same time.

Today, many want to divide our nation and our churches in any number of areas, I think the passage from Isaiah has something for us today. When we can’t trust the conflicting information we read or see or hear, we must keep our feet planted firmly on what is true.

The greatest truth is found in the Good News. The Bible teaches us from the beginning that each one of us is a human being, created in the image of God and each one of us is in desperate need of a savior. Each one of us has sinned, but our case is not hopeless because of what Christ has done for us.

Respond:

Carefully consider what you hear today. Is there a motivation that undermines good for the sake of evil? Is darkness being called light? You can tell the difference and it is your obligation to do so.

 

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