As we finished up Bible study last night I started thinking. I wondered what Jesus would say about the whole mask situation. We know Jesus was selfless which is why he died on the cross for people like you and me. He died to save the rich, poor, strong, weak, and undecided from torment. He never put a price tag on a person’s life. He instead gave us stark warnings on things such as money and pride. In 1st Timothy Chapter 6 we are warned that money becomes the root to all evil.
For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
So, I think back on the mask issue and on some of the closings. I stated weeks ago after Texas first reopened that we would see problematic situations pop up because it wasn’t done right. Here we are once again standing at the edge of another shutdown. Bars have closed while some eateries have had to cut back on the amount of people who can attend their establishments and now some cities are requesting closures.
We opened too soon because we wanted to save money, our state forced people off unemployment insurance and into the hands of COVID-19. The push for money was so great that we had leaders going on TV telling people it was okay to let certain age groups die for the sake of the economy. Some of those same people were talking about saving the church yet their actions proved to be so far from any church I’ve ever heard of.
Luke 16:13 – No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/
This is not the Christianity I recall from my youth. God has never changed, but apparently some of our hearts have changed. Some of us are walking around with our heads held high proclaiming to know God, but willing to hurt our fellow man with the next breath. Are we no longer asking ourselves how we can best serve God? Is our personal comfort worth more than our souls? Jesus gave up his life for all of us, but some of us aren’t willing to give up a few moments by covering our faces to prevent others from getting sick. What a small world we live in, what a small tight world we live in. Our hearts have become darkened by our pride and by selfish wants instead of the betterment of each other. We no longer walk around with the spirit of love, we walk around with the spirit of malice. Yet, some of us still sit in church and play at being holy. If you embrace evil, you will become that evil little by little. That’s it really. We should want to do better.