The Apostle Paul warned us about arguing over words, or as some call it, “Alternative facts.” Truth is truth. Whether someone hears the truth or not, it is not up to us to enforce it, but rather to live by it. Jesus said in the Gospel of John: “The Holy Spirit would do all the convicting, convincing, and reproving.” John 16:8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.
Christians are to influence the world with the love we have for one another. We are to be ready to explain and demonstrate why we love the Lord and the reasons for the joy and peace that leads us toward following Christ, regardless of circumstances. 2Tim. 2:14 Keep reminding God’s people of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
Psalm 14:1 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is none who does good. This kind of stubbornness is deeply influenced by the enemy of our soul and only the love of God can break through such hardness of heart. The Holy Spirit can shed light on the hidden darkness of any soul.
Big medicine, agriculture, banking, and industry have lobbied their way into positions of influence and have moved into our everyday normal existence. Day by day we become deeply connected to these systems and must keep our spiritual ear tuned to what the Holy Spirit is saying so that we do not become wholeheartedly dependent on them for the nourishment of our souls.
We often cringe at the foolish choices being made by our leaders and authorities and realize why God instructs us to pray for them. They do not have the wisdom of God; therefore, are found in need of divine help. 1Tim. 2:1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. God asks us to pray for our leaders so that we may live peaceful lives. It does not guarantee there will be peace on earth, but rather we would remain in peace regardless of what foolishness is manifesting. Pray for them so we may be at peace.
In Christ, we have a great and wonderful God whose love we have responded to. Yes, there will be times when we will be foolish and do foolish things, but God will guide us into all truth if we let Him. The Kingdom of God is not just all about talk. It is a Kingdom of power and blessing that can remove foolishness from our hearts. 1Cor. 4:20 For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power. May we all become wise in the name of the Lord. Amen!