The beauty of God’s creation in mankind is the ability to make choices, to keep clear consciences that in most cases shape the way in which families are rooted, governments are formed and churches built.
Family, state and church – three fundamental institutions on earth, inseparable and established by God from creation.
All three are intended to help each other and be mutually dependent. Family – biological unity, state – geographical unity and church – spiritual unity.
Each needs the other two to function in an effective godly way. Otherwise all three suffer. Yet when one institution is struggling, the other two need to offer support and assistance, though they cannot replace it.
God is the head of all three – when we choose to ignore God in our families, churches and governments – that’s when the disharmony and disunity begins.
Moreover, the interplay of our world’s systems opens up tremendous opportunities for God’s people to influence others with their faith – through work, families, prayers for the world and it’s leaders, activity as good citizens, and involvement in the structures of society! And in most recent times, online services, zoom bible studies and so on.
We must choose to present Christ’s message and have an impact on a world that needs Him. Now more than ever, when the world has been brought to its haunches, with millions of lives impacted by this pandemic – mankind needs God! Here’s a quote by Mother Teresa I want to share:
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch soulsMother Teresa
Pray that God will give us the strength to resist sins of self deception (having our basic needs to be satisfied in self serving ways) and self will (finding ways to justify our self serving ways).
As Christians we are faced daily with challenges however we are called to be loyal to the truth of Christ and we should challenge people to avoid anything less than what God offers. We should not be “truth squads” inflated by our own importance nor should we be “mugwumps”, agree to anything for the sake of peace, rather we must proclaim God’s truth with mercy, to those who will perish without it (Jude 17 – 23).
God bless our families, churches and governments. Most importantly, God bless each and every one of us so we can make the right choices in life.