Jeremiah expresses the sentiment that many of us have in our day. Can we find a man who is trustworthy? Can we live above the frailties of our peers? Are we able to be faithful in the midst of a people whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways? (Proverbs 2:15)
It might do us better to worry about what we can change. It is not within our realm of possibility to effect change in others. We can encourage it but we can’t change for another human being.
Where can we effect change? In ourselves! We can change who we are and how we act and think. It is amazing to see the changes that some are able to bring about in their own lives. Men have stopped lying, cheating, fornicating even terrorism. God is in the people changing business and when we give ourselves to Him good things can happen.
If God is looking for a man, or woman, who does right, He can find one right there in our mirror. He is not looking for a perfect man but one who really wants to live the godly life and works at it on a regular bases.
14 Do everything without complaining or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe (Philippians 2)
The year has just begun. Where will I be at the end of the year? Will Jesus find faith on the earth when he returns? For me and my house we will serve the Lord.