What Does the Bible Say about?

In these difficult times we are living in voices surrounding us. Some of the voices express wounds of indescribable pain, resentment, hate, and hopelessness. Other voices are shocked, angry, sad, or express complete powerlessness. Anger over the years, decades, centuries of lies upon lies to perpetuate a subjugating belief.

As Christians, the most important voice we can hear and base our beliefs and opinions on is God’s. What does God say in His Word? How can we think biblically, Christianly, about this subject. 

Some days ago, while reading through Paul’s writings to Timothy, his companion in the faith. Paul clearly shared this teaching, which the Bible as a whole supports without any shadow of a doubt: In Christ, we are one, and we are a family! Our bonds in Christ are stronger than any biological or other bond that we might have because they are eternal, built on the shed blood of Jesus Christ. 

In light of the biblical teaching that in the body of Christ, we are not mere acquaintances but brothers and sisters, I would like to ask you, “Are you hurting for our brothers and sisters in these troubled times? Did you feel pain in your heart when you hear the turmoil that our fellow brothers and sister struggle with their faith? With recent revelations many are trying to come to terms with the lies they have had live with all their lives. I truly hope so, because our brothers and sisters are hurting. 

In Romans 12:15, we are instructed to “rejoice with those who rejoice and to weep with those who weep.” This is the kind of empathy we are called to as part of the body of Christ. In Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 12:26: “If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.” If you have not yet suffered and wept together with our brothers and sisters, I pray that the Holy Spirit will speak to you through this devotional. Consider their pain, listen to their stories, pray, and offer your support.

Prayer

Heavenly Father, enlighten me to understand that we are one in Christ. Teach me to grow in empathy toward my brothers and sisters who are suffering in their turmoil of their faith. I want to honor You by weeping with those who weep, living in harmony and peace with all. May Your love overflow from me to those who are hurt and suffer. 



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