Theme: God Does Not Forsake His People
Text: “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” – Matthew 24:7, 8.
Comment: There have been epidemics of various proportions as well as natural disasters besides political, social and economic problems which take a serious emotional toll on victims. The prospects for the future do not look bright as scientists have predicted. (Luke 21:25, 26) What should Christians do? We are to be prayerful, wise, cautious, and guard ourselves with discretion. (Psalm 112:5, 6; Luke 21:34-36) “When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee.” (Proverbs 2:10, 11) Some people feel God has forsaken them because of financial difficulties or because they have not realized their ambition. But God Almighty has assured us that He will always answer the prayer “Give us this day our daily bread”. (Matthew 6:11. Compare Psalm 68:19) David the prophet stated, “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.” (Psalm 37:25) And St. Paul exhorts, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6, 7.