Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Humility is Always the Right Choice

The somberness that fills the air and the hushed tones in which people speak of "our world today" brings a stillness.  Initially there is fear and questions of, "What are we going to do?"  It's okay to be afraid... for a moment.  The sin only comes in when you live with the fear.  When you tuck yourself into bed at night with it.  When you let fear over-rule what God's word says.

                         "He said, "Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.'"
2 Kings 6:16

That's all we need to know.  Our emotions aren't trustworthy in times like this.

The internet does not need more opinions, so I will share one of my favorite posts on the refugee crisis and ISIS here .  My friend Lindsay draws beautiful parallels between Saul and Paul; ISIS and our once enemy souls that Christ purchased with His blood.  Go read it.  Like, right now!

Approach life with humility and take hold of this real truth; It's only by God's grace that I was born in the United States and not into poverty and war. Things get a lot more simple. Now we know what to do.

 Read the bible.  See what God's word says about the foreigner.

"The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt; I am the LORD your God." NASV
Lev. 19:34

Pray.  Let's fight our part of this war on our knees because the God of angel armies can do far more than any man made army ever could. I'm not saying force is not needed, but I'm not educated well enough to speak extensively to this.  Prayer is my battleground.

Love.  Love remains forever. Souls remain forever.  Invest your energy in these things instead of fear.  People who are not hateful are taught to hate by fear.  It's not of God.

 "For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self control." ESV
2 Tim. 1:7

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