Today’s world is a far cry from what it used to be, even ten years ago. With all the modern conveniences and inventions, we are engaged in a race that we cannot stop. Society is caught up in an endless circle some call the “rat race.” People buy everything they see to make life easier and then have to work day in and day out to pay for it. One commentator says we’ve got a bear by the tail and cannot let loose. For instance, the auto has made travel much easier and faster, but at the same time, it has caused a huge pollution problem.
Society has placed more emphasis on secular education than on home training. Therefore, parents have left most of the training of their children to secular educators. The results are the opposite of what many educators have said it would be. They hoped that if people were educated this would solve society’s problems and that education would be the key to tomorrow. But education has not solved the problems of violence and immorality.
In times like these, we must have a deep spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ. In times like these, Jesus would have us go apart to pray. In times like these, we need to study God’s Word, not in a hurried way, but taking time for meditation and prayer. We need to take time out to let God speak to us. If we do so, we may become misfits in our society, but we will be ready to fit in with Jesus Christ when He returns.
In times like these, is all well between you and God? If not, the Bible says, “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord” (Acts 3:19).
To fit in with Jesus, consider what the Bible says. We need to …
Recognize our need. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
Recognize our only Source of help. “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
Let Christ control our lives. “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9-10).
Let Christ solve our problems. “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).
—by Allan Miller