It was tragic that the building was destroyed. “What are you and the church going to do now,” the reporter asks the pastor. “We will carry on. The church is the people, not the building.”
The atmosphere of the meeting was solemn, but joyful. “Our agency does not have the money to send more people. So, let’s consider sending tent makers.”
“I’m needing some wisdom on this serious matter. I need to spend some quality time with the Lord–maybe even fast.”
“He is getting very old, even had a stroke six months ago. I need to share the gospel with him.”
“Retirement begins next year. I think I will consider taking the gospel to other nations, now that I have time.”
It is troubling that we often become more biblical when the difficult realities of life occur, our possessions are removed, and the comfort is gone. We get theologically serious.
What would happen if we allowed biblical doctrine to guide our lives each day, everyday?
Let’s stop using theology as our last resort.
“Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments” (Psa 119:66, ESV).