Does the Australian "man in the street" really understand what is going on beyond the shores of this relatively peaceful country? Our time is being compared by knowledgeable people and historians to the 1930s, the years that led up to the most devastating conflict in human history - World War 2. Unfortunately many people in Australia and similar countries are woefully unaware of those similarities and the significant events taking place around the world, particularly in Europe and the Middle East. Consequently a spirit of complacency is developing that could have dire consequences.
We need to carefully watch what is happening around the world from a biblical perspective, and pray that we don't become victims of the same spirit of complacency.
When the disciples asked Jesus about the end of the age, He delivered a detailed prophecy not only about the future of Judea and Jerusalem, but for all humanity.
The book of Lamentations was written in the wake of the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple by the Romans, but it also has prophetic implications.
Physical sleep is essential to function effectively, but the Bible tells us that spiritual sleep can be dangerous.