Do you wonder what you can do to make the world a better place? Your neighborhood? Your family?
I sure do. Every day. In fact, as the course of events continues to unfold across our country and the world, I wonder…indeed, worry…more and more about it.
But I shouldn’t worry. Neither should you.
Paul writes: “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?”
~2 Corinthians 6: 14 (ESV)
This world is not our home, my friends.
But do we give up? No, I’m afraid we don’t get off that easy.
Just earlier in 2 Corinthians 6, Paul clearly instructs us, as “workers,” to not “receive the grace of God in vain.”
“But as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love; by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise.
We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.
We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide open.
You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections.”
~2 Corinthians 6: 4-12 (ESV)
What “affections” are restricting us from commending ourselves in every way to His truth?
Be True and Well-known! Live! Rejoice! Possess everything!