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Devotionals 2013 - 2020

Uncertain Times
December 2, 2020 By Ed Wrather

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV.

With the year 2020 we have surely been reminded that we could be in the end times, the last days as the apostle Paul puts it in 2 Timothy 3. No doubt we are living in uncertain and precarious times but Americans through our history as a nation could say that:

We were living in uncertain precarious times after 9/11.

{c  We were living in uncertain precarious times during the Cold War and Viet Nam.

{c  We were living in uncertain precarious times during WWII and the Korean War.

{c  We were living in uncertain precarious times during WWI and Spanish Flu pandemic.

{c  We were living in uncertain precarious times during the Spanish American War.

{c  We were living in uncertain precarious times during the Civil War.

{c  We were living in uncertain precarious times during our war with Mexico.

{c   We were living in uncertain precarious times during the War of 1812.

{c We were living in uncertain precarious times during the Revolutionary War.

We are living in uncertain precarious times but our nation, our ancestors have faced and gone through difficult precarious times before.

Underlying all those difficult times with wars and pandemics there was another war being fought and it is through the Scriptures that we can understand there has been and is an ongoing spiritual war.

Jesus tells us in John 10:10 about that spiritual war between good and evil when He says: "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."

We have a choice as we walk through these times between the evil or the good which Jesus lays out for us there in those words.

During difficult times, precarious times the children of God have always found their comfort, their anchor in the living Words of the Bible. As we are told in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work."

We need to remember where is says by "inspiration of God," it is saying that the Words in our Bible are God-breathed. This is the only use in the Bible of the Greek word theopneustos, which literally means "God-breathed." It joins the words theos meaning God with pneustos meaning breath to convey the idea that Scripture is breathed out by God, serving as an extension of God Himself.

The important truth to remember here as we go through our own uncertain precarious times is that the breath of God, the power of God, is still contained in every word in the Bible. Contained, residing in every word of the Bible is the dunamis dynamite power of the living God. The power we need to live through these times we will find in the Bible and in Prayer.

Where do you find safety and security? The greatest security you can have in all the world is to know that no matter what happens in the coming weeks with the presidential election or the pandemic remember that Romans 8:38-39 tells us that no one and no thing can ever separate you from the love of God.

In times like these, Jesus offers safety and security for our hearts and we can find comfort and joy in Christ anytime. We can find peace, comfort, assurance anytime that we turn off the news on TV and put down our phone, tablet or walk away from our computer and refocus on Jesus and spend time in prayer and His precious Word.


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