Humans are at war all over the earth. There is no peace on earth. They kill each other and rob from each other. Evil abounds! The author of Psalm 82 laments the injustice on the earth. He calls for God to intervene. We often hear cries for God to do something. Why does he allow all this evil?
On the other hand there many acts of love and caring on the earth. People sacrifice for the benefit of others. They give their money and time to the needy. Some have even given their lives for others. Kindness and compassion do exist in the midst of daily life.
I recall that in the beginning we were created in the image of God himself. Therefore, we are like God, beings of love. I also remember that we chose to rebel against God and bring sin into the world. Thus we have the by-polar existence of great goodness and great evil. What can be done?
God in his infinite wisdom chose not to fix the symptoms but the cause. His solution began with an infant born in a stable. From this humble beginning, He brought about redemption from sin for all humans. Yet, as in the beginning, He didn’t take away our right to choose. He did give us the opportunity to be a part of the solution rather than part of the problem. We can choose to repent of our sinful life and accept Jesus as our savior or continue in the pursuit of evil.
Yes, peace on earth is a possibility, but it is held in the hands of each person who lives on the earth. We can elect to return to God or remain in our sins. Evil or good, we get to choose. God has heard our cries, and He has intervened for us.