In the book of Joshua, God warned his people to pay close attention to his leading because “You haven’t traveled this way before.” Today, we are carefully following our government and health leaders because we rightly want to suppress a monster disease called coronavirus, but Jews and Christians alike have been doing something similar since Joshua exhorted the Israelites and Jesus exhorted his disciples to “come, follow me” and that’s a far cry from our modern cultural anthem, “Hey, do your own thing.”
Today, Pastor Greg Byman explains how God taught the Israelites to follow Him carefully. Coronavirus or not, today we have the same orders—look to Jesus and follow him carefully.
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March 15, 2020: We long for peace, but what is it and how do we get it? The world tells us that we get peace by acquiring stuff and insuring ourselves against an uncertain future, but Jesus had a very different idea of what truly calms a man’s anxious heart. Today, it is the Coronavirus. Yesterday, it was Ebola, polio, nuclear war, foreign invaders, leprosy, or a happenstance shingle that falls off a roof. If Jesus promises, “…my peace I leave with you” and then follows up with a command, “Do not be troubled or fearful,” do we have permission to insert, “unless….”? In this hour, like every hour since and every hour henceforth, we need His peace.
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