Flatlander Faith

Apologetics from an Anabaptist perspective

And ye would not

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The devil and the powers of the realm of darkness keep the world in turmoil. Then they tell Christians to look at what’s going on and urge them to get out there and set things right. That gets Christians stirred up, some trying to fix the world in one way, some in another, and blaming each other that they are not doing enough, or are doing the wrong thing.

Why are we, who say that we trust in God, so prone to think that we have to get out there and save the world? Didn’t Jesus say: “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33)?

When we think we have to do something to fix the world, aren’t we much like God’s people of old, to whom Isaiah said: “For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not” (Isaiah 30:15)?

Why don’t we just try this quietness and confidence thing?

2 responses to “And ye would not

  1. Russell Toews November 2, 2020 at 20:08

    Well said Bob!

  2. Bob Goodnough November 2, 2020 at 20:30

    Thanks Russ. This was for me as much as anyone. I follow the news, my feelings get stirred and I need to remind myself that the kingdom of God is the only one that matters.

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