In the middle of a crisis such as this current pandemic, its really easy to go online and post a scripture about how solid you a4re in faith, about how sure you are that God will protect you and keep you safe but then follow that action by checking the news and checking the stats and looking at other peoples posts and articles to create sort of a probability concept for just how safe you really are.
This doesn’t mean we don’t need to be aware of whats happening, we need to know whats going on we need to pray for people and we can do so much more effectively when we know just what they need. But the issue comes when we use these statistics and these constructs as a crutch. We profess Gods name but we lean on the world for the comfort. We say God is my shelter, my healer, my protector, my savior but then we look at the infection stats and maps and read the articles and when we see that the worst things aren’t happening nearby then is when we take that breath of relief.
in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
each separation being discussed in this commentary as a whole has much in common they all come from a need to feel secure. Being in a crisis such as this shows us where the leaks in the system are, it gives us the opportunity to make repairs. We need to work on our transformation.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Our way of thinking needs to change. Our instinct needs to change. We do many things as a knee jerk reaction, we have been conditioned to react in a specific way to specific stimulus. If we trip we react by getting our fee under us, if we fall we instinctual put our hands up to protect our faces and bodies from serious injuries and when we get scared we institutionally run somewhere and we need to make sure we are conditioning ourselves to make that place God. Not eventually but first and above all things. We have to condition our minds to take the word of God above all other information not in parallel or in conjunction with, not equal to but above all other sour4rces. God will confirm hims word, he doesn’t have to but he is generous enough to do it but when the world disagrees with the word of God you need to make the choice that when ever that happens you already have chosen which you will follow.
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