I have been watching all the storms happening this early Fall and it amazes me the stories of heroism and the stories of ignorance that accompany them. Just as quick as you hear about a hero saving someone who was caught in a flood or hurricane you get the whole story about the rescued person being told over and over again to evacuate but they were too stubborn to do so. Then there are many in the wake of Hurricane Michael that could not evacuate because they could not afford an alternative place to stay or otherwise didn’t have any place to evacuate to.
Jesus said in Matthew 24:4-14,
“4 “Watch out that no one misleads you.
5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will mislead many.
6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. Make sure that you are not alarmed, for this must happen, but the end is still to come.
7 For nation will rise up in arms against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.”
It doesn’t take much to figure out that He could have been talking about right now! Storms and earthquakes in places they’ve never been before and even volcanoes erupting that were dormant for decades or even centuries…
The point I want us to see here today in this article is this…James 4:13-17 says,
“13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into this or that town and spend a year there and do business and make a profit.”
14 You do not know about tomorrow. What is your life like? For you are a puff of smoke that appears for a short time and then vanishes.
15 You ought to say instead, “If the Lord is willing, then we will live and do this or that.”
16 But as it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.
17 So whoever knows what is good to do and does not do it is guilty of sin.”
What is it that we “Know is good to do”?
God’s Word tells us to “be holy for The Lord Your God is holy.” 1 Peter 1:16
And, Jesus said, in Matthew 28:18-20, 18 “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
20 teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
So whatever the day brings, we have our marching orders. Trust God and do what His Word tells us. No matter the circumstance.
Thanks for reading,