Is it just me or does the world seem to be producing more men who are cowards than ever in history?
Killing innocent, unarmed people of any nationality, age, or faith.
Murdering children for the sake of convenience, revenge, or lust.
Beating up or killing women out of jealousy, anger, or fear.
The days of men living by a code or creed seem to be a thing of the past. But why is that? What’s going on?
As people’s agendas and motives become more self-serving than ever, then it becomes easy to decide they know better than anyone else what needs to happen, including God. When anyone makes this decision, any law, rule, or tenet from any source is thrown out the window.
Why does this sound familiar to us? Because we know that one day Lucifer decided he knew better what needed to happen in Heaven than God, so he put himself first. The rest, as they say, is history, but also still reality in the present-day as well.
Paul made it very clear in Ephesians 6 that he is our only adversary, and that we must not be fooled into believing it is ever any human. It is the same one who attempted to overthrow God. Was then and still is today.
The havoc wreaked and the pain inflicted by a pro athlete’s abuse to a young pastor’s wife being shot in her home to a full-on attack in Paris, God’s enemy is still the one behind it all. People buying into and believing his agenda are just the pawns acting out the cowardice.
Times like this make it so difficult to remember this truth, but we must because it is still true—even today.
So, as the quantity of cowards keep growing, regardless of origin, faith, or motive, another unfortunate truth is we are limited in what we can do to stop it. Well, except this …
1—Make certain there’s never a day where we join the cowards who harm people out of selfish agenda.
2—Make certain we walk daily with the One Who kicked the enemy out of His house forever.
The good news is that focusing on #2 will take care of #1.
“I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me. … May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me. … O righteous Father, the world doesn’t know you, but I do; and these disciples know you sent me. I have revealed you to them, and I will continue to do so. Then your love for me will be in them, and I will be in them.” —John 17:21, 23, 25-26 NLT