The means of communication are becoming more and more efficient as the days pass by. We are in a huge global village, if you will, where everyone knows what happens with everyone else, all the time, and at all places. The information we receive are many and diversified. Some are actually good, while the majority is horrendous.
As the days pass, the following biblical declaration becomes more evident: "... the world around us is under the control of the evil one" (I John 5:19). Horrific wars, corruption, lies, nature aggression, oppression against the weak, generalized immorality, disrespect with children and the elderly, etc., play a huge part in the world we live in.
As God oriented and guided the people of Israel into the Canaan by living a different life than everyone else based on His own model of holiness, He also guides us throughout the whole Bible to live a holy life a midst corruption.
As people of God, we need to resist the negative influences of the world. By looking up to Jesus, the ultimate expression of God, we need to imitate Him as the Word of God teaches us, making a positive difference where we live.