“The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.” (Prov. 10:7)
I think about the news I have heard over the last few hours, and I attempt to compare it in value and importance to the news I recall from thirty years ago. I am told, or at least there is a concerted effort to make me believe that the recent news is relevant, as it was back then. To emphasize this fact, the words “Breaking News” appears on my screen, the individuals speaking have within their voice and demeanor a sense of urgency, of great importance, there is an attempt to make this news seem of personal importance to me. And then it is tomorrow, and I am asked to believe this newest revelation is of the same, if not greater value.
I do not believe that the majority of people on this planet understand that they are being led around by Satan, that it is he that directs their thoughts, who molds their lives into what he would desire them to be. I also do not believe that many who claim to serve Jesus Christ actually do so, that 2 Peter 3:18, “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” is only a memory verse to them, for most of those that say they are His that I meet are quite capable of speaking at length of those so-called important things of the world, but have little desire to spend any length of time discussing Christ.
“And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.” (2 Cor. 12:15)
If, as it is reported, all these breaking news stories hold so great a value, why are they not continued in for extended periods of time?
I do not know what Eve was thinking about the moment our adversary started speaking to her, but I can assuredly say that it was not the subject matter that was in her mind at the moment, for one of his main tools is diversions. He is the father of lies, and a liar rarely if ever wants to stay on the topic for very long, for the truth will then be found out.
I do not care what part of the planet you live on or what stations or media outlets you listen to, unless the subject matter is Christ, it is a diversion. Some of you reading this poorly written letter will say, “Yes, but it is relevant for today, as much as that news from fifty years ago was important for those alive then.” Really? How did it change your relationship with the Lord, how did that “Breaking News” modify your walk with Him? “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” (Rev. 22:12)
Does the message of salvation change? Does the manner in which you approach a lost person with the gospel become altered because of the current situation of the world today? How many souls in hell right now are giving even one thought to the events of the world that occurred in their lives while they yet breathed the air of this earth?
I ask you this, if you are one of the rare few that reach out on a daily basis to those lost souls for the glory of God, how important is that “Breaking News” to you, of what value does it hold in comparison to the eternal destination of that person’s soul? “For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” (1 Cor. 2:2)
Perhaps I am mistaken here, but as far as I can remember, the only time that the Lord Jesus brought up what was considered the important news of the day to those in the time He walked amongst us in the flesh, that of the yoke of Roman rule over the people, was when He said, “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s, and unto God the things which be God’s.” (Luke 20:25)
You, as a born-again believer, have one breaking news story worth repeating, and my friends, those that will not hear what you have to tell them about the salvation of God through Jesus Christ will remember throughout all eternity that one meeting with you, the goods news that they should have paid attention to. Are you spending more time on the diversions, or on the solid Rock that does not change?