God is speaking to us today through His Word and His providential workings in the world. We had better listen! If God shook things at Sinai and those who refused to hear were judged, how much more responsible are we today who have experienced the blessings of the New Covenant! God today is shaking things. (Have you read the newspapers lately?) He wants to tear down the “scaffolding” and reveal the unshakable realities that are eternal. Alas, too many people, including Christians, are building their lives on foundations that can shake.
As events draw nearer to our Lord’s return, we shall see more shaking in this world. But a Christian can be confident, for he shall receive an unshakable kingdom. In fact, he is a part of God’s kingdom today.
What shall we do as we live in a shaking world? Listen to God speak, and obey Him. Receive grace day by day to serve Him. Do not be distracted or frightened by the tremendous changes going on around you. Keep running the race with endurance (Hebrews 12:1). Keep looking to Jesus Christ. Remember that your Father loves you, and draw on His enabling grace.
While others are being frightened—you can be confident!
The Bible says: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea” (Psalm 46:1-2).
Also consider: Isaiah 40:31; 41:10; Haggai 2:6; Hebrews 12:25- 29.
Action assignment: Think of a change that could threaten to shake you today. Focus on the seven reminders given here to produce in you God’s unshakable reality. Go back and underline them.
Warren W. Wiersbe