November 14, 2020

How to Have Peace in Anxious Times, Dr. J. Vernon McGee

God is moving in history and if you listen to the news media you will become discouraged. Beside that you’ll get brainwashed. And you look at Washington today and you feel like giving up or throwing up. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of panel discussions of politicians, educators, the military, and athletes and the movie colony. I don’t think they have any message for us right now. Perhaps you can hear the still small voice of God in these visions [in Zechariah]. God’s purpose will prevail. God is moving in history to accomplish His purposes.”

How many years ago Dr. McGee spoke those words? Indications from earlier in his lesson suggests he was speaking at the time of the 1979 Arab oil embargo. Dr. McGee’s thoughts above are as applicable today, maybe more so than they were those four decades ago.

Remember to keep what happens on the political stage in perspective. We are, after all, “strangers and pilgrims on the earth”, (Heb. 11:13; 1 Peter 2:11). You are to be “casting your care upon Him for He cares for you”, (1 Peter 5:7). The hymn writer tells the believer,

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,

Look full in His wonderful face,

And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,

In the light of His glory and grace.

Less comforting than what the Bible promises us, but none-the-less encouraging: We still live in America. We should recognize that American citizens are in far better shape today than most peoples in virtually every other nation on earth.  Just ask any foreign missionary.

Dr. J. Vernon McGee

Thru the Bible Radio

Zechariah 6:9-15

A study guide by Dr. McGee. You may read on line or download as a PDF.