Living a Life of Quiet Desperation?


“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”
Henry David Thoreau

Does the reader believe that “the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation“?

If agreed with H.D. Thoreau’s well-known claim, does the reader have any guesses as to why this circumstance might be?

It’s not hard to examine the lives of modern man and agree with Thoreau.

It is also not difficult to see why this agreement might be.

  1. Many moderns complain about so many different aspects of their daily lives.
  2. Many who do claim to be happy with their life base their conclusions solely on the amount of MONEY they earn–and not much else.
  3. Many moderns are resigned to living “lives of quiet desperation” because they are convinced that is the way life is SUPPOSED to be lived.

Modern man has almost completely divorced his life from what God’s Word advises: many moderns want to live their life “their own way.” When things do not work out so well for this group, they fall back on their firm belief that “Such is life!

In fact, the reader is most likely acquainted with many moderns whose desperation is not so quiet!

HOWEVER, God’s Word is completely at odds with Thoreau’s claim.

“Rejoice evermore.”

“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
–Psalms 118:24

“Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.”
–Phillipians 4:4

“For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.”
–Romans 14:17

“But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.”
–Psalm 68:3

Lives of quiet desperation” vs. “Rejoice evermore.”

Though the end times may APPEAR to be times of quiet desperation AND although the choice is up to each individual, in the times in which we live, the individual will almost certainly reject God’s Word and live his life “my way“–which is largely the way he has been raised to live.

Perhaps this is why the life of so many moderns is filled with “quiet desperation“?

IS the reader living a life of quiet desperation?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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“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.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 23, 2021.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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