There would not be sin, confusion, and chaos in this world if not for the enemy of man-the enemy of our very souls.
See that you are not troubled.
False prophets, as well as wars and rumors of wars, characterize the whole of the present age. From the John MacArthur study Bible, notes for Matthew 24:6.
Even though we see chaos and confusion around us, the Lord’s Saints are not to be troubled. Be encouraged that all of this was explained and taught to us beforehand (Mark 13:23), and therefore any storms should not come as any surprise whatsoever.
When we find ourselves in tumultuous times, the safest place to go for answers is God’s Word. From the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, May 27, 2020.
Don’t Be Confused
He is a God of peace and harmony, order and clarity, not strife and confusion (Romans 15:33; 2 Thessalonians 3:16; Hebrews 13:20).
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for 1 Corinthians 14:33.
When We Can’t See What He Sees
If you can’t trace God’s hand or discern what He’s doing in difficult situations, remember that He cares for you and He is good. Though we may not understand His ways, we can trust them.
Commentary from the In Touch Devotional, April 6th, 2020, by Charles Stanley.
The “confusion” of James 3:16 is the dis-order that results from the instability and chaos of human wisdom. “Every evil thing” denotes things that are not so much intrinsically evil as they are simply good for nothing.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for James 3:16.