The Weekly Perspective

by Burke Shade, Assistant Pastor

It’s Advent season, where we focus on the comings of God in history, feasting on their remembrances as we look forward to the final coming of Jesus when he overcomes death and Satan, throwing them both into the eternal lake of fire.

But we still live in a sinful world, and it often appears that evil and wickedness have the have the upper hand. The wicked seem to prosper greatly, and when we reflect on it, their prosperity almost makes us stumble. They are fat, pride is their necklace, they are foolish, they scoff at the righteous, and they threaten oppression to the righteous each time their lips move.

What are we to do? How do we overcome them? How do we function in light of their strutting tongues? The answer is simple: Come to Worship! Come to the Fellowship of the Saints with the Trinity on Sunday morning! Come to where you are fitted with the glasses that help you see how the world is really ordered!

The Sanctuary of the Temple of God, of the gathered saints, clarifies everything. Just like Psalm 11, so Psalm 73 sets you aright:

“But when I thought how to understand this, it seemed to me a wearisome task, UNTIL I went into the sanctuary of God; then I discerned their end”
— Psalm 73:6-17

So rejoice, Christian; Jesus is coming! The wicked will get their due: they are set in slippery places, swept away by terrors, falling to ruin. But God’s people are saved, because Jesus is Lord!