How Can Christians Navigate Wisely Through This Coronavirus Crisis?
Something on my heart recently is the delicate balance between trusting God and being wise; living by faith (2 Cor. 5:7), not fear (2 Tim. 1:7), using sound judgment, and not testing God.
There are some Christians who say “I am going to go out into public right now regardless of what the guidelines are because the blood of Christ covers me and I am immune.”
There are other Christians who say “I trust God in everything and I want to be wise and not put God to the test. I will follow God’s Word and obey the governing authorities.”
Every Christian needs to say “I will not live by fear. I walk by faith. I will act wisely. I will take every precaution, and help others. I will pray, plan, and risk, for Jesus and the Gospel.”
Opinions on how to respond right now are many. The right and wrong of all this is really tricky. Some are more clear cut and all are wisdom issues.
The idea we‘re covered by Jesus’ blood and won’t get sick is not in Scripture. God did not promise that. He does not bless foolishness. Faith takes risks, it doesn’t test God.
Let’s be reasonable as we walk by faith, not fear. We need wisdom. We need to take every precaution, listen to authorities, and be good citizens, thinking of others above ourselves.
Every Christian needs to work this out, seek wise counsel, and please God. This is about a health crisis that’s affecting everyone. Let’s be the best citizens of our earthly cities.
Don’t live by fear. Walk by faith and be wise. Seek to please God and build others up in everything.
Check out these verses: Prov. 19:2-3; 22:3, 27:11-12; Matt. 4:7-10; Luke 4:3-14; 2 Cor. 5:7; 2 Tim. 1:7; Heb. 11:1, 6.
I am glad God is in control. I’m praying for you.