Managing life is hard during the pandemic
Managing life is hard these days. We are quarantined and forced to deal with personalities which differ. Our freedom is being challenged and for some folks it’s difficult.
The norm has seemingly changed within a twinkle of an eye. We are not use to cohabiting twenty four hours together. Our previous busy schedules permitted at least twelve hours together and six to eight of those hours we slept. Do I know you? Hmm!
This pandemic has forced us to sit in one place for hours surrounded by spouses, significant others, kids, friends, or whoever is in our living arrangements.
What contribute to the circumstance are the inhumane and callous heart folks that commit traumatic acts which endangers the spread of this virus. “Because lawlessness is increased, the love of most people will grow cold,” (Matthew 24:12).
While doctors and nurses are left with a choice whose life to save and who to let die, there are delivery truck drivers spitting on boxes and folks who refuse to believe the seriousness of this pandemic loitering in the street having parties as the virus rapidly spread. The evil intent of the heart is real.
White supremacist groups encourage folks within their foe who has contracted the virus to weaponize it by putting bodily fluids in a spray bottle and infect other cultures who they despise. What can get any dangerous and cold hearted.
The reality of its severity has not registered in some folks psyche. They continue living a free social life going about as if we are on a long vacation. The reality of this pandemic affects them when it personally hits the life of someone within their proximity who becomes ill or dies.
Like it was in the days of Noah... “The people were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage, [they were indifferent to God]... It was the same as it was in the days of Lot. People were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building [carrying on business as usual, without regard for their sins];” (Luke 17:27-28).
Many false leaders have no consideration of this time as making profits to maintain their lavish lifestyle is more important than teaching folks about the love of Christ. We were forewarned that they existed for many years. “But [in those days] false prophets arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will subtly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction on themselves,” (2 Peter 2:1).
While listening to a commentator who professes Christianity, he spoke these words, “the church has interpreted the word fornication wrong. If they would look at the Greek meaning, fornication is selling one’s self for sex.” Hmm! This type of false teaching attracts those who rather believe apostasy than the truth and those who desire a reason to comfort their sins.
Paul rebuked the church of Corinth because of sexual immorality reprimanding them about accepting a man who married his step-mother. They were proud about it but Paul spoke these words, “...You should have mourned in shame so that the man who has done this [disgraceful] thing would be removed from your fellowship!”
(1 Corinthians 5:2).
Deception appears to rule as this new world order continues to evolve.
But God’s sheep will “never follow a stranger, but will run away from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers...” But His sheep follow Him “because they know his voice and recognize his call,” (John 10:4, 5).
Though managing life is hard, Jesus said these words, "You will find rest (renewal, blessed quiet) for your souls," as you following Him.