We are looking at Psalm 119: 81-88 today. Wow, I feel like a bouncing ball after reading these verses a few times. The writer does not seem to be “in a good place." He goes from feeling lost and in need of a life preserver, to trusting in God’s Word. He knows where his eyes should look, but doesn’t feel the comfort of God in his situation. At one moment he questions God’s timing and reminds God what unbelievers are doing, and the next moment, he declares his belief in God’s Word.
Many of us feel the same way right now. We know God’s Word to to true, yet we are faced with new and strange “edicts” from the government, that, at first glance seem to go against God’s teaching. God warns us to always put Him first and obey Him, while at the same time giving to Caesar what is Caesar's. Sometimes Christians disagree about which government laws contravene God’s laws.
Be assured, I am not going to tell anyone which governmental instructions to obey, and which ones that do not need to be obeyed. My purpose is to challenge us to be so in tune with the Lord through our personal Bible study and prayer life that we are able to hear what He is saying to us. Let’s be immersed in God’s Word. Please Review Psalm 119: 89-96
When trying to decide which rules to obey when it comes to the Covid-19 “Commands,” ask yourself these questions:
The verses below may have been addressed to young men, but this is a principle we all need to follow when interacting with those with whom we do not agree.
Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled. Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, 8 and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. 2 Timothy 2: 6 – 8
Following the principles from God’s Word will help us to
discern what His “still small voice” is saying.
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