Sometimes it seems like a war zone out there. So much yelling. So much threatening. Deport illegals, legalize the illegals, ban the Muslims, how dare you, more gun control, less gun control, higher taxes, lower taxes…on and on it continues to go.
So here we are, followers of Jesus caught right smack in the middle of the storm. Over the past 6 months I’ve been asked about how we process our society and government more than at any other time in ministry to date. People want to know what they’re supposed to say, do and stand for in what appears to be a world gone off the rails.
Interestingly enough, this is not a new question. It’s a question Joseph must have had to process while 2nd in command of Egypt. Esther dealt with it. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego faced it. Daniel faced it. Peter and John faced it. Jesus called the Christ faced it! These and many more have all stood in the midst of a corrupt society and in some cases government and asked, “As a follower of God, how am I supposed to respond to this?”
Today, people are choosing to do all sorts of things. Some walk in picketing lines in front of the state capital. Others take to the internet to share articles or go on electronic tirades. Pastors stand in pulpits and shout from the rooftops that all true followers of Jesus need to get it in gear and “take our country back”. Some are even preparing for a 2nd civil war!
I believe it’s time for God’s people to open God’s Word and allow the Truth to shine through the fog. This weekend my flesh won’t love everything I say and I can GUARANTEE you, some will hate what they hear. However, I promise you this…we won’t hide from a single word the Scripture offers on the topic of: God and Country.
See you soon!