Current Event Bingo
How hard is it for you to watch the news? Since I’m asking, you can guess I am having a hard time.
Many current events are a demonstration of 2 Timothy 3:1-5.
In the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power. (2 Timothy 3:1-5)
God is Sovereign and Judge
My comfort is that God is Sovereign, working out His plan of the ages. And that He is the righteous, holy judge. And that I’m not.
[God] works all things after the counsel of His will. (Ephesians 1:11)
God will judge the secrets of men through Christ Jesus. (Romans 2:16)
It is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment. (Hebrews 9:27)
Walk in His Way
My goal is to “walk in a manner worthy of Him” through these dark days, making Him known, and helping others.
Walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory. (1 Thessalonians 2:12)
Strategy for the News
But I still need a strategy to make it through the news.
Have you heard of Bingo buzzword? Bingo Buzzword is a tongue-in-cheek tool to help employees get through meetings. When an employee hears a buzzword, for example, “Outside the box,” “Mission Critical,” “World Class,” the employee crosses off that box. One cartoon had all the employees in the meeting yelling “Bingo” at the same time, to the dismay of their boss.
Well, I am going to try Current Event Bingo as a tool to analyze the news, and put it into a Biblical perspective. I think it would have helped when I watched the news this weekend!
P.S. This is to help with discernment, not judgment (condemnation), and to remind us of Jesus’ words: “When you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door.” (Matthew 24:33)