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Author: Ron Graham


The World, the Word, the Work, and the Worry
—Do not be deceived!

God wants us to perceive the world as it really is, not what it pretends to be. God gives us his word which enlightens us, and his work of spreading the word. The worry is that people won't listen.

1 The World

The World is Corrupt

The Bible has much to say about the world, and one of its main points is the corruption of the world. The above quotes from the Bible are examples of this.

So how did the world become corrupt? What caused its fall? The verses quoted earlier blame evil desires of the flesh. That's what Adam and Eve had in the garden of Eden (Genesis 3:6).

People of the world have had evil desires ever since. By pandering to them, they have corrupted the pristine world that God made.

The Bible calls this corruption "sin" and it is so bad that God had to give his only Son Jesus to die as a sacrifice for the fallen people of the world. By this their sins could be forgiven if they believe and follow the Son of God (John 3:16).

So we look for another world, "a new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells" (2Peter 3:13).

2 The Word

The God’s Word is Truth

There are many things to be said about the word of God, and in today's world the main thing to be said is that the word of God is truth.

In today's world, people like to have their own personal truth based on what they feel. But "Let God be true and every man a liar" (Romans 3:4).

God’s word provides us with absolute truth, which comes from outside of ourselves, not from within us. This truth does not change; it is always the same. We can live by it with the utmost confidence.

3 The Work

The Lord’s Work

Once you become a Christian, you have a duty to God as much as he has a duty to you. God will bless you in every way, but you must respond by doing what pleases him (Hebrews 13:20-21).

There are all sorts of ways to join in the Lord’s work. You can tell others about Jesus and God’s plan of salvation, or you can support someone who does. You can help the poor especially those of the household of faith. If you cannot help financially, you can pray for them often. You can make it your business, if possible, to attend meetings that other Christians have organised for their encouragement.

4 the Worry

People Not Listening

In the parable of the sower (Luke 8:4-15) Jesus showed how the word needed good soil in which to grow and bear fruit. Few however make sure their hearts are cultivated to respond to the word of God.

It's a sad note on which to end our lesson, but not many will listen to the word. On the other hand, there is good soil, there are good hearts, sometimes in surprising places. We must look for them in hope of finding them.


Webservant Ron Graham

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