Last Sunday morning, an evil atheist marched into a church in Texas and slaughtered 26 of our brethren. Our reaction is a mixture of shock, outrage, and heartbreak...and questions. WHY, Lord? WHEN will You catch us up to the clouds to be evermore with You (1 Thes 4:16-18) and then set out to judge the evil (1 Thes 5:1-2)?
The Lord told us we would yearn to see His days (Luke 17:22-24). But first, He must suffer and the world would see days like those of Noah and Lot (Luke 17:25-30). Noah, a preacher of righteousness (2 Peter 2:5) found grace in the eyes of the Lord and walked with God (Gen 6:8-9). Lot, a righteous soul, was vexed and delivered from the wrath oof God (2 Peter 2:6-8).
Therefore, WHAT is the Lord calling us to do in these days?
Walk with God, be righteous
Preach grace and righteousness
Look up while occupying (Luke 19:13, Luke 21:28, 2 Peter 2:9, 1 Thes 1:10, 1 Thes 5:9)