So we are mostly still locked down. Moods range from miserable to desperately miserable. What few smiles are left are hidden by masks. Are we suffering a plague from God? Is Jesus about to come rescue us? Or, do we just hate the bat-eaters?
I will point out a couple of stories from the Bible which might tell us how to deal with this. First off was when the Hebrews were taken into Babylon for seventy years. God told them to go, build homes, and basically follow the rules of the Babylonians (except for worship). Go along to get along.
The other is a Jeremiah story from Chapter 32 of Jeremiah which might shed some light on how to deal with our Covid situation. Here was an example of Jeremiah’s trust in God.
While Jeremiah was in prison, a cousin offered to sell him land. Following God’s direction, he bought it and sealed the title in a clay jar to be put away for many days. Jeremiah is puzzled and he asks God “And thou hast said to me, O Lord God, buy thee the field for money, and take witnesses: for the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.” God assures Jeremiah that he is going to bring his people back.
Now I want to point out that God was not offended by Jeremiah’s questions. “How” or “why” questions may be just a means of conversation rather than expressions of doubt or lack of faith when they come as a part of a loving, intimate relationship with God.
Part of God’s response to Jeremiah was a verse we all know well, “Is there anything too hard for me?” Are you puzzled about something that is too hard for you? I am; I do ask him about it. He still assures me that he is trustworthy and that nothing is too hard for him.
I am not telling you to buy or sell land or other assets. I know nothing about that. But I believe He will listen as you talk to Him about your situation. Do you need to change jobs? Will your business survive? Make your decisions with trust in God, not in fear. God has it all under control.
Occupy until he comes. Luke 19:13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. Other translations say; Do business – till I come. In other words engage in trade with what you have been given. Take what you have and put it to work.
The comment on scripture above is from
Occupy Till I Come Sermon by Mark Baker, Luke 19:13 …http://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/occupy-till-i-come-mark-baker-sermon-on-church-body-of-c
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