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“Why Doesn’t God Do Something?” | Revelation 21:1-8

When you hear about evil acts and tragedies in the world (or experience them in your own life), you might wonder, “God, why don’t You do something?” In such times, it is good to be reminded that God will do something, that He is doing something, and that He already has done something.

Timothy "TA" AteekMay 29, 2022
Revelation 21:1-8

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Summary

With so much terrible news regularly filling the headlines, it can be natural to wonder why God doesn’t do something about evil in the world. In such times, it is good to be reminded that:

  • God will do something. In fact, God will do several things:
    • God will transform the earth, purifying it into a new heaven and new earth (Revelation 21:1) where former things such as sin, disease, and death won’t even come to mind (Isaiah 65:17).
    • God will purify His people, miraculously making us ready and able to be in the presence of God for all eternity (Revelation 21:2; 1 Corinthians 15:51-53).
    • God will heal our hurts. God’s people will be in His presence (Revelation 21:3), where there is fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11). He will wipe away every tear, and there will be no more death, mourning, crying, or pain (Revelation 21:4).
    • God will reward the faithful. Those who trust in Him and patiently endure the evils of this world will inherit eternal life (Revelation 21:6-7).
    • God will deal justly with the faithless. Those who do not trust in Christ will receive what they rightly deserve for their sins (Revelation 21:8).
  • God is doing something. In the present time, God is making Christ-followers into new creations (Revelation 21:5; 2 Corinthians 5:17). He is also being patient with people by giving us time to repent (2 Peter 3:9).
  • God already did something. Jesus has already died for our sins and rose again, conquering death (Revelation 1:17-18).

Discussing and Applying the Sermon

  • What can you do today to “live with the end in mind”?
  • In what ways have you seen God at work in your own life?
  • How can you help people around you who are hurting or fearful due to the sin and evil still present in this world?