Disturbing Days
 

Often one hears the comment, "Our country is going downhill fast!" That is true from our perspective (in light of the few decades that most of us have been alive), but history offers both verification of our observations and hope for God's intervention in the affairs of men.

Leaders Challenge, Restore, or Destroy.

Political leadership has always impacted the morality of a country. "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn" (Proverbs 29:2). Bible history tells us that there was a great revival under Hezekiah, followed by an awful 55-year rule under Manasseh, a bloody murder of his son, Amon, soon after, then a great revival under Josiah that impacted the next 30 years. Habakkuk agonized about "things" as Josiah's rule was ending, asking God; "O Lord, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save! Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention" (Habakkuk 1:2-3).

Christian Leadership Requires a Long View.

". . . let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith . . ." (Hebrews 12:1-2).

We are told that our warfare is not "fleshly" (II Corinthians 10:3-4) and that we are not to "look" at the temporal things (II Corinthians 4:18). We must, of course, be alert and "sober" (I Thessalonians 5:6) — make sure you vote intelligently in November! However, our role is to "seek ye first the kingdom" (Matthew 6:33) and pray for the day when God's will is "done in earth, as it is in heaven" (Matthew 6:10).

ICR is Committed to Undeviating Biblical Inerrancy.

ICR seeks to uncover and present contemporary scientific evidence of the Bible's credibility. Please share your resources with us and enable us to stand.

Cite this article: Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. 2004. Disturbing Days. Acts & Facts. 33 (9).

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