Friday, October 21, 2011

Wherever There's Bad News, There's Some Good News

Dear Friends of "Dial Daily Bread,"
Wherever the Bad News is, there is also some Good News. And the Good News is better than the Bad News. How do I know this? Read Romans 5:20: "Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound." Consider how this wicked world is repeating the history of the world before the Flood of Noah: (1) The earth was filled with violence (Gen. 6:11); (2) the earth was corrupt (vs. 12); (3) the people were given to sexual license, and "took them wives of all they chose" (vs. 2); (4) they were given to sinful pleasure and debauchery (vs. 5), and (5) the wickedness of humanity in general was "great in the earth" (vs. 5).

Jesus said that just before His return, again that wickedness would be repeated in the earth: "as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, and ... knew not until the flood came and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be" (Matt. 24:38, 39). Striking similarities! Selfish depravity is everywhere. But now, where's the Good News?

In Noah's day, there was an ark provided where anybody who believed the Good News could enter in and be safe. So today, the Lord God has an ark of safety where anybody who believes the Good News can find a refuge. That ark is the fellowship of God's people in His church. You are not left alone; open your eyes of faith--there are others who share your faith in Jesus, who also love the Bible, who respond to God's call to repent; yes, you will find fellowship if your heart humbly seeks the Lord.

--Robert J. Wieland

From the "Dial Daily Bread" Archive: March 26, 1998.
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