To those who are perishing, the message of the cross is foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is God’s power. 1 Corinthians 1:18, HCSB
Don’t be surprised when not everyone is as excited about the gospel as you are! As you enjoy the thrill of walking with Jesus, you may be surprised when others choose not to experience God in the same exciting way you do.
Paul understood that those who approach Christianity with skepticism will never find any power in it. Such people consider the gospel foolishness. On the other hand, those who truly believe the good news discover firsthand the power of God.
Why is it some people never experience God’s activity in their lives? Because their lack of faith prevents them from seeing him at work. Their rejection of the truth ultimately costs them their lives. However, those who approach God with faith see him at work, and they experience his mighty power on a regular basis.
The Bible says some people simply refuse to accept the truth of the cross. To nonbelievers the Christian message is nonsense, so it holds no power for them. They can’t understand how anyone could accept it. They may even ridicule you for believing it!
But never stop sharing the good news simply because some people reject it. There will be those who do accept the truth of Christ, and you will see them experience God at work in their lives in the same powerful way he has worked in yours.
Why wouldn’t God just knock everybody down with his truth?
Oh, my…..what an election night it was!! But here we are….the day after…
Did your guy win? Whether your guy won or not, we are still commanded to obey our government.
Romans 13:1-2, “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.”
The speed limit applies to believers and non-believers alike! Taxes have to be paid by both parties! We are to be in submission to our government, as Jesus said, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s” (Luke 20:25).
So…now we pray. No matter who is elected….we pray. We plead for our country. We pray for our president, those who counsel him, the Senate and the House.
The righteous Judge of all the earth – the TRUE SUPREME COURT – says, “Go make disciples of all the nations.” In other words, talk about Jesus. HE is the SUPREME JUDGE of all the earth, and as christians, we belong to Him.
So, pray. Don’t worry and don’t fear. God has equipped us to handle life as it comes, but if you spend our day worrying about tomorrow, you will get tired and frustrated. He wants us to be free from all anxiety and stress. Don’t let your interests be divided between Him and the things in this world! It’s easy to say we trust the Lord, but He wants to see the “fruit” of it! Refuse to worry!
Be humble before the King of Kings.
Maybe your guy won….maybe he didn’t. Either way…….pray.
Let’s say a quick prayer for America!!!!!