In a sign of pessimism about humanity’s future, scientists set the hands of the infamous Doomsday clock forward one minute. Now the clock reads five minutes until midnight.

The Doomsday clock came into being in 1947 as a way for atomic scientists to warn the world of the dangers of nuclear weapons. That year, they set the clock at seven minutes before midnight. By 1949, the time had dropped to three minutes until midnight as the relationship between the then Soviet Union and the United States deteriorated.

In 1991, after the Cold War thawed, the Doomsday scientists became very optimistic and set the clock back to 17 minutes before midnight. Over the years, the clock has been moved forward and backwards. Should we be worried? Not according to Christ! Here is what Jesus said, “25Do not worry about your life27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” Don’t fret over doomsday, a bad day, or a long day. Remember the words of Christ and be content in Him.

Read Proverbs 27 with us at Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church as we take the challenge to read a Proverb a day this month.