As things unfold in our world right now I consider how difficult it may be at times to maintain the commitment to follow God’s ways when even those closest to us reject what He said to do. It is immensely sad to watch loved ones turn away from the truth and pervert it to justify their own vanities.
God has not changed and will not change and, fundamentally, people don’t change. We’re still the same fallen depraved creatures that repeat the same tortured mistakes as our ancestors who rode their pursuits of personal happiness and self-fulfillment into societal collapse after collapse. For as long as God allows, we will continue the same cycles.
There is but one ending to the story of humanity. In that end, yes, #lovewins, but it is not fleeting, fallible human love that wins, but God’s eternal redemptive love. That love came at a high cost – Jesus. While God freely offers redemption and salvation to all, only some accept the gift by receiving Jesus and following Him – and make no mistake… following Him means doing what He said and what is written in His Word. There are exclusions to who “wins” in the end. You can read about who’s “in” and who’s “out” in Revelation 21 & 22.
It is only they who have their names recorded in the Book of Life who will be on the winning side in the end – and a few other types who will not be. Oh, there will be some battles won by the degenerate, the immoral, the sexually perverse from time to time, but in the grand finale, they lose – and lose big.
God has always saved a remnant made up of those who stay committed to following Him. The watchful. The waiting. They are the ones who will be saved.
Stand fast. The persecution comes.
Stay hopeful, and watch… and pray.