What is the crisis of the day? What emergencies are we currently facing? Good questions to ask and whether we ask them or not, the world will definitely tell you. More importantly what emergency, what crisis does God tell us we have?

We’ve heard about the debt crisis, health emergencies, the climate crisis, existential threats to our democracy, the opioid crisis, the housing crisis, the crisis of phobias, and the crisis of racism all plaguing our country. But in reality, what is the real crisis, the real emergency?

The real emergency is the sin crisis. It’s our rebellion against our Creator. Now if there was ever a real emergency, that’s it! As it is written, there is none righteous, no not one: there is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Romans 3:10-12

The world will continue to pedal its misinformation and disinformation as to the emergency of the week, while the real emergency of the day is ignored or ridiculed. Christ permanently and completely deals with our sin crisis through His substitutionary atonement on the cross, and His resurrection and intersession while we continue to battle in His strength remaining sin in our flesh until our death or His second coming.

“Use sin as it will use you; spare it not, for it will not spare you; it is your murderer, and the murderer of the world: use it, therefore as a murderer should be used. Kill it before it kills you. You love not death; love not the cause of death.”
– Baxter

We must see all real or manufactured emergencies in light of our ultimate battle against sin starting first in our own hearts before getting distracted by the emergency of the week.