John 10:10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
I Peter 5:8 “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”
II Peter 1:2 “Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord.”
Make no mistake, we face a determined adversary. The devil desires to sap our joy, interrupt our peace, and erode our purpose. Like a roaring lion, he passionately seeks to devour us. Like a thief, he purposefully comes to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.
He does his work at all levels. He acts against our individual lives, against our families, against our churches, against our communities, against our society, and against our nation. He sows hate, restlessness, turmoil, anxiety, dissatisfaction, discord, dissonance, division, and pride. People are not the problem; he is!
The Lord is the perfect counter to this persistent problem. There is nothing in this universe that provides a starker contrast than these opposing forces. While the devil is a determined thief with a purpose to steal, kill, and destroy, the Lord has come to give us abundant life. While the devil is a roaring lion with a purpose to devour, the Lord seeks to multiply grace and peace in our lives through a knowledge of Him.
What is the solution to the problems in our personal lives? Multiplied grace and peace through a knowledge of Him. What is the solution to the problems in our families? Multiplied grace and peace through a knowledge of Him. What is the solution to the significant problems in our churches, in our communities, and in our society? Multiplied grace and peace through a knowledge of Him. What is the solution to the severe problems in our great nation? Multiplied grace and peace through a knowledge of Him.
PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIANS TO PROPERLY PROMOTE TO OUR SOCIETY THE TRUE SOURCE OF DESPERATELY NEEDED GRACE AND PEACE. The challenges are extreme and earthly, but the solution is ever-present and eternal. May Christians rightfully represent The Answer to the problems that surround and engulf us. A knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord will multiply the grace and peace that will snuff out our root cause problems, and will return us to a common and reliable foundation.