Revelation 12:7-12; Luke 10:17-20
“Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”
The good ol’ days, that’s what people call them. Days past which were, in myriad ways, better than today. People were friendlier, the moral compass of society wasn’t as far off as it is now, and things generally went better. Compared to the good ol’ days, today is anything but good. Now, you read and hear of wars and turmoil, the political climate of the country is ever more divisive, and it’s harder today to get by than it was mere decades ago. “Those were the good ol’ days; things are getting worse.”
Yet, “there is nothing new under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 1:9c) Today is no worse off than yesterday. The moral compass of society spins just as it spun decades and centuries ago. People get along, or they don’t; they agree, or they don’t. Getting by is hard at times and easier at other times, just as it always has been.