A Free Society

A free society

Alive

Life can make you numb. Current events or personal circumstances can deaden emotions to the point where we barely sense anything. We know certain things are true, but struggle to “feel” like they are. The truth is, the lost world around us is relentlessly trying to get us back to its level…spiritual deadness. Ephesians 2:1 says this:

“And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sin.”

In Christ, we aren’t just headed somewhere different in the future, we’re different now. God breathed life into us and brought our spirits from room temperature, to living breathing beings. The world will continually be trying to get us back to room temp, but in those moments we must seek the Life-giver all the more and pray for a fresh infusion of His power to refresh our spirits with His.

Prayer: “Father, please refresh this spirit with your power. May this heart feel your warming presence in the midst of a cold world, and be a genuine, living example of your redeeming love today. In Jesus’ name…”

On this Hillary Business…

Let’s dispense with the niceties…she’s corrupt. That’s not news, but it’s most unfortunate that the reputation and integrity of the FBI has now been tarnished too. With that being said, there are two things this newest Clinton scandal has brought to mind:

First – Galatians 6:7 “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” Those that reject God’s authority over their conduct will ultimately have Him to answer to. God isn’t unaware of current events. On the contrary, He’s fully aware and uses them to bring about His righteous, sovereign purposes. Sometimes He intervenes in ways we can see during this life, while other times choosing less visible means. Either way, God is not mocked…even if our view of the circumstances suggests otherwise.

Second – As Christian citizens, we must demand a high standard from ourselves and our leaders. Hillary is a glaring example of how far the bar has been lowered. None of us have the luxury anymore to simply avoid “politics” and let others be mindful of such things. We must teach our children to know correct history, the rule of law, and the ways of good citizenship. And we pastors must be willing to preach the full counsel of the Word of God…as we’re called to do.

I admit, politically speaking, the last eight years or so have been unsettling to say the least, but we must keep the faith. After the Gal. 6:7 verse, Paul goes on to say this in verse 9; “and let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” Let’s hang in there together while continuing to pray for our leaders. And remember, God is not mocked…by any of us.

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