Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
You shall not steal.
(Exodus 20:15 (NIV))
Does society even pay attention to any of God’s Commandments anymore?
I know that the world is far from perfect and that there are complaints that are legitimate, but with far too many episodes in the news such as Baltimore, it appears that far too many people think nothing of breaking any and all of God’s Commandments.
How should the Body of Christ respond to the problems that face society?
We know what the world truly needs, but do we come off as judgmental and condescending when we try to share the answer?
I want you to think about something for a moment.
When Jesus walked the earth, how did people react to Him telling them how to live according to God’s laws? How did the religious leaders treat Him? How did the general population treat Him once the religious and political leaders worked them up into a frenzy?
Think about Paul. What happened to Paul when the people that he was called to minister to turned on him? He was stoned,, imprisoned and eventually martyred.
Think about Stephen. He was stoned to death for preaching about Jesus.
The Body of Christ has the answer to all of the problems in this world, but we have good examples of what can possibly happen when we take a stand for what is right in the eyes of God. Sadly, we allow these examples to hinder us from doing what we should do.
The Body of Christ is to be salt and light. We are to be the city on a hill. We are to be the ones who share the Gospel to a dark and dying world. We are to hold fast to the truth and let God’s truth impact the world. Far too often, we allow the world to impact our understanding of God’s truth.
I believe that the Body of Christ is often guilty of allowing the power of God’s Word to be stolen!
Stand firm in God’s Word!