This morning I read these words:
Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. Hebrews 10:24 (NLT)
It seems like society as a whole is NOT doing that. In fact, it seems like people are intent on stirring up feelings of animosity, hate and division, especially on social media. As Christians, are we too supposed to join in and do the same? No! Our attitude is to be the attitude of Christ!
Is there hate and injustice in this world? Yes there is, just like there was when Jesus walked this earth but He did not start a revolution and speak of overthrowing the Roman government. That's what many wanted him to do but he didn't. He changed lives by changing hearts and changed hearts change our actions.
Are we thinking of ways to motivate others to acts of love and good works or do our words motivate people to think and do evil? This is a serious question that we must ask ourselves. Another question worth asking is, "Have we become so caught up in "The Mob" that we are following it rather than Christ?" Is our message that of "The Mob" or is our message that of Jesus Christ?
What would Jesus do? This is not a trite question. It is one that we as Followers of Jesus Christ must ask ourselves daily. How would He respond to the social and political climate of 2017? If you truly follow Him, you should know the answer and we must do the same.
Scripture quotation taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
I absolutely love this! It breaks my heart to see the chaos of social media and those who feel helpless during this time in our country. I also find it unbelieveable that people follow our upcoming president on Twitter. What a world we live in! I'm so glad I know my future lies in the hands of a Man who communicate in much bigger ways than twitter.
Thanks for sharing! Unfortunately, when we look out into the mob it's hard to distinguish who is of Christ and who is not. There are many inside and outside the mob that claim to believe in and follow the same God and obey one Lord, yet the stand in complete opposition to one another. So who is correct? Both sides believe themselves to be, why? Because it is no longer the word of God that defines who we are or what is true, but it is our political beliefs and our personal desires that define what the Bible is saying or what is true in the Bible. If Christ is not divided, then why does the chasm between believers seem to be getting wider?