• Chris Steele

What Are You Thinking?

Be Strong, Be Well — Thursday, July 29, 2021

We have been overwhelmed with all we hear about COVID 19. Who knew we would still be dealing with such things over a year and a half later? Reports are relentless on the origin, spread, and respread of the virus, pros and cons of the vaccines, all the legal stuff, survival rates, death rates, and the blame game, et al. Secular opinions and theories abound. Still, only God knows the truth, the extent, and the outcome of it all.

From all those Christians we know, most have taken their precautions. They have done their social distancing. Some decided to get the vaccine, some not. Some have had the virus and fared pretty well; some struggled, a few died. We all have our opinions like anyone else, and we’re not hesitant to express them most of the time.

During all of this, where has been our spiritual mindset? Are we preoccupied with all that’s going on in our world, or do we think as spiritually-minded people should? Are we comforting others or agitating them with our political perspectives? Are we thinking about and praying for the lost souls around us, or are we too busy? Who would blame us? After all, a lot is going on.

What does God want us to think about and promote?

God is in control. We must depend on Him and always do what is right (Matthew 6:33; 24:44-47).

God has a purpose. We may not be able to see His providence at work, but we can watch for any opportunity to do good (Isaiah 55:8, 9; Galatians 6:10). There’s plenty to do, both small and great.

God always provides as He watches out for His faithful children. He may not choose to save us from an untimely death, but we trust His judgment and wait for our perfect resurrected body (1 Peter 5:6, 7; Philippians 3:20, 21).

God has a mission and a remedy for sin. Deadlier than anything here on earth is the condemnation and loss of a soul for eternity. There is a remedy for sin. It’s the cross of Christ. We would be selfish to keep that information to ourselves. Instead of concentrating so much on a physical virus, let’s share God’s love with those who have been fearful. Pray for the Lord’s help in guiding those in darkness into the glorious light of our Savior, Jesus Christ (John 8:12; 12:46). —Chris

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