Because there is nothing new under the sun, the word of God is relevant in every generation and has something to say in every situation. Knowing what God is saying when takes maturity, for only the mature have the mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2).
In an atmosphere that is highly charged with many opinions about many things happening in the world, it is imperative that we as believers hear and obey the word of God for this hour in which we live. But what is God saying, individually He may be saying something different depending on who you are and what you are dealing with personally. Corporately I believe the apostle Paul knows exactly what we need to hear.
Philippians 2:15 “Do all things without grumbling or disputing; so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world.”
Jesus said the same thing in Matthew 5:16 “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
Church, it is time to “Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. For behold, darkness will cover the earth
And deep darkness the peoples; But the LORD will rise upon you And His glory will appear upon you. Nations will come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.” (Isaiah 60:1-3).
This is our finest hour, if we can see it, we can shine in the midst of the darkness, but we must stop grumbling and disputing things we know so little about. Let’s do what we were made for, let’s arise and shine!