But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. They said to you, “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.” It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit. (Jude 1:17-19 ESV)
The last days will continue to be more divisive with many people being misguided by Satan and his dark forces. Much of the bad news we see today is really just the beginning, and we should not be surprised when the world gets worse.
While we are here, our job is to share God’s hope, love, and comfort with as many people possible. Jesus called us to be the salt of the earth, preserving what is good and bringing remembrance to God’s plan for salvation. He also called us to be lights in this world where our actions and deeds inspire people to praise and depend on God in heaven.
Just because humanity is becoming morally bankrupt does not mean we should passively sit back and complain. This is our call to quicken our feet and make the best use of our time. We need to point people to God. And if they won’t listen, then we pray that one day they will. We need to defeat evil with good, exercising patience, grace and mercy. And we must always remember that God is the one who will ultimately bring the victory; we just need to carry out assignments he gives to us. If we are to be preachers, then may every person’s ears be opened to hearing. If we are to be teachers, may every mind be blessed with the understanding of the Holy Spirit. And if we are to be healers, may our hands lighten the afflictions of illness. Whatever our calling, do it with passion and joy because Jesus will return soon to restore and renew all creation as it was meant to be.