For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.
2 Chronicles 16:9
Quick, call the repairman! Something’s wrong with our TV sets. Suddenly all over the world they’re exploding in radioactive levels of profanity and toxic sewage, contaminating houses and homes like leaking reactors. It’s so bad, even Time Magazine posed the question, “Is there an epidemic of nudity on prime-time TV?”1
As we lament the proliferation of immorality all around us, we’re tempted to despair. But it helps to consider the greatest heroes of the Bible. They too lived in declining societies, and they lamented the falling standards of their day. Even in the book of Genesis, the heroes of the faith — men like Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, and Joseph — faced the challenge of living godly lives in a shifting culture and amid collapsing standards of morality.
When culture changes around us, God’s standard of living does not. Even when we’re engulfed by evil, the eyes of the Lord range to and fro throughout all the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.
It’s not the repairman we need. It’s the Redeemer.
God constantly scans, east to west, north to south, seeking loyal hearts. Why? In order to show Himself strong by working in our lives.
1Gary Susman, “Is There an Epidemic of Nudity on Prime-Time TV?” TIME, June 10, 2013.
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May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!