“In him we live and move and have our being.” —Acts 17:28
What concerns me as I listen to people discuss what’s going on in our world is that so much of it leaves God out of the equation. When we do that, we’re left without any solid foundation or footing to cling to. If we orget God, if we forget that “Heaven rules,” then we’re going to be hopeless and helpless.
I’ve been pondering this quote from Charles Spurgeon: “A world without God is a world without fear, without law, without order, and without hope.”2
We might think we’d like a world without fear, but we need the fear of the Lord. We need law; we need order. And we need hope. But if we throw God out of our public and private lives, if we remove Him from our institutions and from our thinking, we won’t have that.
We have such a desperate need to return to the foundation of God being the center of everything. We can’t breathe without Him. And we can’t process this time in our world without having Him at the center.
2 Charles Spurgeon, “The Planter of the Ear Must Hear,” The Spurgeon Center, accessed July 18, 2021, https://www.spurgeon.org/resource- library/sermons/the-planter-of-the-ear-must-hear/#flipbook/.
Make it Personal
How can you make God the center of your thinking in everything—from your everyday life to world events?