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The Cares of This World
We, as believers in Jesus, should never allow the cares of this world to divide us or choke out the word of God from our lives. Mark 4:19 (KJV) — And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word and it becometh unfruitful.
I’ve been very disheartened to see Christians get divided over this COVID-19, the cares of this world. There is no “Thus saith the Lord” about it. But yet people are divided on how to deal with it, especially concerning the Church. I’ve never thought I would see a time where the Church as a whole would divide over having church or not having church. The Church is not governed by the state, but by the word of God. We should allow the word of God, and nothing else, to guide us.
So many in the Revolutionary War died for this belief — freedom of religion — and yet we look to political people to tell us when it’s OK to have church, and when it is not. So many have bought into the fearmongering of this world. We cannot allow government, race, or money to choke out the word of God in our lives.
We must stand united on the word of God, and seek God and ask Him for direction. I’m so proud to be a part of a church that doesn’t allow the cares of this world to choke out the word of God and divide us as Christians. Benjamin Franklin said, “We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.”
Let’s stay together. There is power in agreement and a lack of power in lack of agreement.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, May 25, 2020 @ 11:23 PM MDT
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