Living in a broken world? Of course, we are. The evidence is not far from you. Remember the person you have always wished you were? Well, not yet. That campaign ad that seeks to ‘make the world a better place’ surely suggests the world as it is, is broken. And that Judge was recently appointed to ‘mend’ the broken judicial system, which itself exists for no other reason than to dose your broken morality. Even hospitals exist to fix us just as well as mechanics do your bike. Your other friend? Well, she no longer picks your calls because she is ‘heart-broken’. And you should have known better.
Now when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceedingly glad; for he had desired for a long time to see Him, because he had heard many things about Him, and he hoped to see some miracle done by Him. Luke 23:8
There are people whose excitement for Jesus is only because He can perform miracles. In fact they name their ministries after that. Herod’s gladness was not for Jesus as the treasure, but for the miracle Jesus can do.
As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness. Psalm 17:15
I am going through the Psalms. Again. Oozing out of these sincere prayers are nuggets and nuggets of treasures of wisdom. I could sleep there. I could hold all my conversations there.
The world has increasingly grown averse to truth. We run with rumors and scoff at truth. We hate correction, repulse honest rebuke and loath any absolute Truth claim that discomforts us in any way. As the Master said, we love darkness and loathe every appearance of light (John 3:19-21).