“Therefore, since we have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also get rid of every weight and entangling sin. Let us run with endurance the race set before us, focusing on Yeshua, the initiator and perfecter of faith”—Hebrews 12:1-2a
The nation, and other nations of the world today seem to be in a constant state of chaos. One may say the world is a jumbled mess which is getting messier each day. The advent of “fake news” has undermined decency and truth. We have thrown truth to the ground and trampled upon it for our own selfish gain. We read and listen with cautious skepticism because what we once hold to be true is under assault from those who seek power and influence. One could go on talking about the atrocities people are committing against truth, decency, and justice but that would take too much time and energy.
This should not come as a surprise to anyone who have spent any amount of time reading Scripture. Neither is the encouragement to keep our eyes on Yeshua as we go about this life, looking to and learning from the Patriarchs. God’s promise to us is that “Because he has devoted his love to Me, I will deliver him. I will set him securely on high, because he knows My Name” (Psalm 91:14).
In other words, no matter the chaos that is raging about is we must never take our eyes off the Lord. He must be the focus of our attention in all things and at all time. It doesn’t matter what man is doing, it only matters what God is doing. The nations may plot and conspire together, but they are instruments for God to use as He so chooses. God told us about these days long ago when He said, “Why are the nations in an uproar and the peoples mutter vanity? The kings of earth set themselves up and rulers conspire together against Adonai and against His Anointed One. He who sits in heaven laughs! Adonai mocks them” (Psalm 2:1-2,4).
Keep your eyes on the Lord and seek His purposes. He will fulfill every word of prophecy and nothing that He said will fall to the grown or return to Him empty. The storms will rage and people will plot to gain power and wealth but God will be glorified. Keep your eyes on the Lord! Do not be too concerned with the actions of the world. Everything we need is in Him and through Him and everything that sets itself up against Adonai will fall away. Keep your eyes on Him, and He will deliver you!