The Thought for the Week this week was written by Paul Sharkey

by Susie Jean Sharkey

“..if He rescued righteous Lot, … then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials”               (2 Peter 2, 2-9)

Christians in the western world face a similar situation to that which Lot found himself in many, many years ago. In our day, biblical standards are scoffed at as being old fashioned and those who believe them are called ‘narrow minded’. Immorality – in many of its forms – is now celebrated in what is perceived as the freedom of a modern liberal society.

How distressing and perplexing for God-seeking Christians, who have begun to discover the transforming power of godliness in their own lives, to see their countries slipping further and further away from God. The situation seems hopeless: governments, media personalities and social commentators endorsing the casting off of the ‘old ways’ and the celebration of the ‘new’ – but take heart, all is not lost!

We read in 2 Peter 2, that Lot was greatly distressed by what he saw and heard – and in the book of Genesis, chapter 19, we read that there came two angels at evening to rescue him from his situation. What can we learn from this? Quite definitely, that godliness in a life attracts the attention of God! Holy living on earth resounds in heaven! So, distressed and troubled Christian, be faithful in your calling even though it seems you are too small and insignificant to make a difference. Your voice may be too small to be heard on earth, but it will be heard in heaven. What do you do? Pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17), learn to use the weapons of our warfare (which) are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:4). Christian, press forward to discover a new power in prayer and join the spiritual armies of our mighty King of Kings!