A wise man will give very little contemplative thought to the circumstances that surround the world in his day, from the gossip and talk of the town to the events that are occurring on an international scale, they hold little value to him save for how he can see the hand of the Lord at work. This is of course backwards to what the world would have us do, and sadly for many who call Jesus Lord the time they spend in the world is exponentially greater than the time they spend either in the Scriptures or contemplating the person of Christ.
The wise man gives no extra thought to the plight of the world, he knows its path, he has done as Solomon did, he has prayed for a heart that can discern between good and evil, (1 Kings 3:9) he has prayed, and continues to pray to be filled with the knowledge and will of God, (Col. 1:9, Eph. 3:19) and he has set his mind on heavenly things. (Col. 3:2) He is not much good at general conversations outside of those topics, but press him on the Word and will of God and you will find it difficult to stop him from speaking. The world is going on the path that was intended for it, the signs are clear, but there is no need to continuously debate these topics, for therein is a trap also, one can find oneself speaking more about the so-called problems instead of about the Savior.
The hand of God is moving mightily, the signs are sure, we have been commanded to occupy, (Luke 19:13) to warn, (1 Thess. 5:14) to preach the Word in every season, (2 Tim. 4:2) our path should not waver from what is has always been, to glorify the Lord Jesus and bring souls to the knowledge of the Most High. “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.” (Prov. 11:30) How he is used by God is completely at the discretion of the Lord, we are told simply to obey.
What is occurring on a global scale today will require wise, spiritual discernment, the wiles of the devil are at an all-time high, but his actions should never be a surprise to us. What and where our path will lead to will be the same place for the born-again believer if he was to die in a time of peace, the times are appointed by God, nothing should change our resolve to serve. “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” (Prov. 14:12)
Deception is at an all-time high, many scan all the information resources they can to stay on top of what they are being told is so very important, and many believers are losing sight of their priorities. We are to continually be “Seeking first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness,” (Matt. 6:33) we are to be encouraging each other with these words, (1 Thess. 4:18) we are not to be led astray like silly women, (2 Tim. 3:6) and we most definitely are not to let our lamps run out of oil. (Matt. 25:3) The world is going to be changing, the clamoring has already begun, I cannot say how and when the Christians, the true children of God will begin to feel the rain that will fall on the just and the unjust, I do not know how many raindrops Noah felt before the door was closed, I firmly believe though that up until the very last moment he witnessed to those lost souls, he begged them to believe, and we are to be doing the same, for “And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.” (Luke 17:26)
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” (James 1:5) But be forewarned, “For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.” (Eccl. 1:18)
God is looking for men and women who are willing to do no less than give their lives for Him, He is searching the hearts of men who are willing to warn the world of what is coming upon it, He is looking for men to stand upon the wall. The wise man will heed the call, the faithful man will not wait to be called, but will prepare his heart each moment to be called. “If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.” (Prov. 24:10) That day is fast approaching, it has been for a mere two-thousand years, are you at work, or still concerned with the immediate.