Written By Chris Layton
March 14, 2020
“Take this book of the law [of God] and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.
For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck; behold while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the Lord; and how much more after my death?…
For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days (and are we not now in the “latter days”?) because ye will do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.” (Deuteronomy 32:26-27,29)
It’s in times like this, these latter days so long ago prophesied of, where we find what is truly in the hearts of men when fear arises and their hearts begin to fail them. What is it that we are so afraid of? Are we really afraid of a plague? Or are we more afraid that tomorrow, we might not have what we need?
Will we calmly walk through this time of trial and testing having faith in God or will we panic? Will we still share what we have with our neighbor or will we take what we can and hide it for ourselves?
I’ve witnessed some true examples of men and women of faith standing firm and true and not at all in a state of panic and fear. I’ve also witnessed some of the worst sorts of greed and avarice coming out of individuals as well who prey on the poor taking off the store shelves what is an essential need and selling it for several times its current value. There is a special place God has reserved for people like that and it isn’t Heaven.
How we behave now in this trying time will echo through eternity.
If you are hungry, please come and share a meal with us and we will feed you until you are full.