Daily thoughts

Thought for today:
Lying. It seems like politicians often deliberately lie to us. Similarly, it seems like some of the news media often lie to us. Even some so-called “health experts” may be lying to us. Meanwhile, others seem to either twist or use the COVID-19 data for their own ends. At times it appears that truth is about as scarce as proverbial hen’s teeth.

“But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” (Rev. 21:8 NAU)

I’m seeing people express increasing anger in Facebook posts. On one level, humanly speaking, that anger makes some sense. But, I think we’d be far better off praying for and interceding for those politicians, media members, and others. Apart from Jesus Christ, whatever immediate gain might be achieved, they will be facing an infinitely greater eternal loss: separation from Jesus Christ, in Hell.

During Jeremiah’s time, Israel was in a state of final collapse. Instead of expressing ceaseless anger—though he, like us, got angry at times—he spends most of his time weeping over their sin and the impending national disaster, a disaster he ended up living through. Rather than anger, let us confess our sins, and lament over the state of our nation, and the world. Let us weep.