Q. Things seem to be very confused and dangerous in todays world. I am afraid of what might happen. What shall I do?
A. We can be sure then that God is in perfect control of everything. We assume that what He allows, He does for the purpose of maturing us so that we will be good stewards of the kingdom in heaven which may be soon to come. Dont be discouraged. Be ready. The word of God says, The kings heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: He turns it wherever he will (Prov. 21:1).
Q. I am not rich like other people seem to be. Can I make it through in this life?
A. God makes you a wonderful promise in His Word and wants us to be discerning about money. In His Word, the Lord says, A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold (Prov. 22:1). If we will seek to please the Lord about money and everything else, we can be sure that He will help, provide, and bless our life no matter what may be its economic status.
Q. I do some drinking and it doesnt seem to hurt. Is this okay?
A. Youre playing with fire. Alcohol can be the ruin of your life and we would advise against it. The Scripture says, Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever i s deceived thereby is not wise (Prov. 20:1).
Q. I am discouraged when I see the easy and rich lives of so many people whom I know to be evil. Is this the way God wants it?
A. Be sure that God knows about your situation and wants you to patiently trust Him no matter what may be your outward circumstances. In the Scripture, God says, For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the Lord upholds the righteous. The Lord knows the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever. . . But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away (Ps. 37:17,18,20).
Q. Is it true that the Bible teaches the fall and rise of the house of Israel. How shall I understand this?
A. Yes indeed, the Bible teaches that the house of Israel is fallen and desolate. Jesus said, Behold, your house is left unto you desolate (Matt. 23:38). Christ continued saying, For I say unto you, You shall not see Me hereafter, till you shall say, BLESSED IS HE THAT COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD (Matt. 23:39). I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness? (Romans 11:11-12). When God brings to pass the fulness of the Gentiles, that will be a marvelous day in both Gentile and Jewish history. That era could come to pass soon.