Upside Down World

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. -Isaiah 5:20

The world we live in today is jumbled and in disarray. We are in such a position that our society has embraced wickedness as good. It is so bad that when a Christian speaks about Jesus in some settings, they are accused of infringing on the rights of others and forcing their opinions on them. Worldly views and ideologies are widely accepted comfortably and unquestioned. As if not enough, this attitude is spreading rapidly to all corners of this world. People from all walks of life, young and old, rich and poor, male and female are being deceived and blinded by the god of this world thus you find people living in disobedience to God’s commands and treating God as an unnecessary intrusion into their lives. Scripture tells us that a time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine, instead to suit their desires, they will gather around them a significant number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. People will turn away from the truth and turn towards myths. They call drunkenness good fellowship, and they say looting public resources to get rich is okay. Sexual immorality and adultery are called healthy relationships. Upon persecuting God’s people, they think they are doing excellent service to Him. Homosexuality, they say is accepted by God, which is contrary to what the Bible says.

A recent survey of young people between the age of 18 and 35 years done in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city revealed that 67% of them are dishonest and that they are okay with it. They do not mind corrupt practices, and even when they get to public offices, they will engage in corrupt practices if an opportunity presents itself. This is primarily because our society regards money as the true and only source of peace and happiness in life. We have idolized money such that our young people can do anything to get rich. Instead of worshipping Jesus, they worship money. There has also been a rise of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning persons in Kenya (LGBTQ). They have been pushing for recognition in Kenya and legalization of gay sex, and recently a court ruled that they can register an association in Kenya. Some of these people claim to be followers of Christ and that the Bible accepts homosexuality. These are just a few examples of how the world is in shambles today. Some people are being sued for praying publicly. There is even a senator in the United States who filed a lawsuit against God. Our society today is filled with icons of culture that are more appealing than the Kingdom of God. It is challenging to be a believer because of such opposition.

Despite all this, there is hope for those who trust in the Lord because God tells us that He has overcome the world. As a believer, you have to keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist and discharge all the duties of your ministry as 2 Timothy 4:5 tells us. You have to find out what is God’s will and do it because the world and its desires will pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. Do not participate in the sinful nature of an upside-down world, but you can help by teaching them to obey what God has commanded.

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