Faith is belief, but it goes further. It must be backed up by action—your action. It’s a decision you make to trust something or someone, and you follow by actions that prove your sincerity. Good questions to ask yourself about your faith are these: Am I placing my faith in the right place? Is the object or source of my faith reliable?
At a time of growing hatred and disunity in America, most Christian denominations remain as silent as church mice. National issues such as immigration, abortion, Critical Race Theory, and gender identity should evoke a response from Christ’s followers, but it’s not happening. The big question is “Why?”
The world doesn’t owe any of us a living. We need to get out and work! The Bible warns us in many places that laziness is wrong and people who continue that way are doomed to failure. On the other hand, those who are diligent and seek God’s wisdom will work hard and reap the benefits of a life that is pleasing to God.
Treat others like you want them to treat you.“And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them”(Luke 6:31-NIV). This is known as the Golden Rule. Most folks have heard this even if they don’t recognize it as Scripture.
Remember two things. First, God has never needed a majority to accomplish His will. Frequently He has called individual men and women to lead, especially during dark and desperate times. Second, we have God on our side. He rules. He will carry out His plans.