“But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.”
Many times, the wicked have an abundance of material possessions and seemingly all that this world has to offer.
And yet, they are restless.
Sometimes, it’s something large in their life or their family’s. Sometimes, it’s just that nagging feeling that something is not quite right–though they can’t put their finger on it.
Many seek solace in alcohol, drugs, physical pleasures or other distractions. But, as one man said “I can’t drink that much. The feeling never goes away.”
“The wicked man travaileth with pain all his days”
The Bible uses a variety of words to describe the lost: wicked, evil, froward, lost, rebellious, foolish, children of disobedience, naughty. All are uneasy.
For the lost, none have the peace that passeth all understanding.
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
What would a man give to find peace when his life is like a raging sea of unease, doubt and fear?
Some will consider and ponder.
But many will cling to their anxiety; their fears, their restlessness and their wickedness.
Most will continue shaking their fists at their Creator and desperately trying to convince themselves that tomorrow won’t be like today, yesterday or the day before.
Which will it be?
“Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.”
“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 12, 2016.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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