These days, any number of issues that play across our television screens and newsfeeds may cause us to exclaim, “What is the world coming to!” Murders, violence, thefts, and perversions of all sorts are shocking, to say the least, but even more disgraceful is the lack of concern many in today’s world have for these sins. Such as in the days of Jeremiah the prophet, the people of today are not ashamed and seem to be unable to blush (Jer. 6:15).
Unfortunately, since the fall of Genesis 3, the world has always been filled with iniquity. From Adam and Eve’s transgression right up until this very day, the world has been steeped in sin. What is the world coming to? Ultimately it is coming to complete destruction (2 Peter 3:10) and the great day of judgment (Matt. 25:31-46).
In light of this, the most important question is not “What is the world coming to?,” but rather, “What has come into the world?” The answer to this question is “Jesus!”
As an answer to the sin problem, God sent His only begotten Son into this world to save us from sin. “In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him” (1 John 4:9).
What has come into the world? Salvation through Jesus the Christ, and He is so much greater than the sin that is in the world (1 John 4:4)!