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Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020 THIS EVIL WORLD

Many people can’t believe how evil this world is. Some say we are in the end of days. Some complain about the people who are doing wrong. Everyone has an opinion about what is happening but few do anything about it. Some point fingers at others. Some protest. Some riot and destroy. Many believe things won’t get better and do nothing. However, this isn’t the first time we have had chaos in this world and it won’t be the last.

Nothing new has really happened from the beginning of time. In the beginning, there was sin due to temptations. There was sin due to greed and the desire for power. There were killings and catastrophes so evil that some are truly unbelievable. People, even back in the day, did evil.

We may shake our heads at what is happening in this world, but that will do no good. Our role, as believers, is to pray, share God’s word and live a godly example for others to follow. Only God can save this world – no man can. So let’s stop putting our hope in man and put our complete faith in God knowing He will bring good through all of this. Let’s start looking for what we can do and step out in faith and do it.

SCRIPTURE:
1 John 5:4-5 “For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write what you do to share God’s love.
2. List ways you encourage others and share hope with them.
3. Know God has a plan for this evil world.
4. Stay focused on doing His will and sharing His word.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, we pray for peace. We may never see complete peace in this world but we pray for peace in our hearts. We pray for peace in our homes. We pray for peace in our families. Help us to show Your love to all of those around us. We know we can spread love and put our faith in You to allow Your love to spread throughout the world. Show us what we can do in this evil world to give others hope and point them to You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
Amos 5:14a, 15a “Do what is good and run from evil so that you may live...Hate evil and love what is good.” (NLT)

2 Thessalonians 3:2-3 “And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil people, for not everyone has faith. But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” (NIV)

Jesus gave His life for us so we could be rescued from this evil world.

Galatians 1:4 “Jesus gave his life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live.” (NLT)

God wants us to know His Spirit is in us to help us live the godly life He wants us to live.

FOCUS:
Ezekiel 36:27 “And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow my decrees and be careful to obey my regulations.” (NLT)
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