Evil days are days of opportunity. The more evil our culture becomes, the more opportunities there will be to show and share our faith.
God controls human history – permitting the rise of nations, determining their geographical boundaries, and orchestrating their fall – so that men and women will “seek the Lord” (Acts 17:26-27). History is “His story” of providing salvation for a lost world and pointing people to the Lord. Even the forces of evil are used in such a way that “all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You are the Lord. You alone” (Isaiah 37:20).
God may hold back His judgment for a time, allowing evil tyrants to have their day, upsetting people’s well-ordered lives, presenting them with dilemmas beyond their understanding. Evil brings pain, but it is the genius of God to bring good out of evil (Romans 8:28).
Evil times, therefore, are not to be feared. They are times of unparalleled opportunity. That’s why we must take the most of them. – David Roper
Lord, help us to redeem the time
You give us every day,
To take each opportunity
To follow and obey. – Sper
God can turn a difficulty into an opportunity.
- October 16, Vol. 18, Our Daily Bread