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From the minister's desk

“God's Order to "Social Distance"”

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We are living in the now where our lives are being impacted spiritually, financially, emotionally family relations, etc. This is a great time to examine our own selves to see if we are in the faith and whether we have other gods before the Lord.   

 

Are more readily influenced or guided by a situation, man or God? The nature of man is to react or respond to a situation or person the only way they know how. We often react in a “fight or flight” principle rather than a “think it over or think before you act” principle.

 

Social distancing is not a new thing. God enacted “social distancing” a long time ago. Social means ‘to form cooperative and interdependent relationships with one’s fellow species, inclined by nature to have companionship with others of the same species, (sociable- the interaction of the individual and the group or welfare of human beings as members of society. God made mankind to be social beings.

 

Distance means ‘the degree of space and time between two objects or entities, to place or keep a distance, to leave far behind, not close in space, time or relationship, separated in a relationship other than spatial, far apart.’ God also ordered his people to distance themselves from the other Nations and their gods. Have we? _________

 

Gen.12:1-5… Is this ‘social distancing?’___________________________________

 

Deut.7:1-6… Is this ‘social distancing?’ ___________________________________

 

Our God is Israel’s God. The only true God. The Creator of all things. He knows the positive impact ‘social distancing’ can have on people, so He commands his people to practice ‘social distancing.’ What should that look like for us today? See below:

 

Rom.16:17-20… Is this ‘social distancing?’ ________________________________

 

2Cor.6:16-18… Is this ‘social distancing?’ ________________________________

Why then are we not practicing God’s order to ‘social distance?’ _______________ Who has convinced you that God is ok with us not doing as He has clearly commanded? _________________________________________________________ Who has the greater influence over you and your choices? _____________________                                   

Can you see that if man won’t obey God, they won’t obey man either? ___________

Rom.13:1-6 & Heb.13:17… Obeying the government is an order from the Lord.

LGG

We are living in the now where our lives are being impacted spiritually, financially, emotionally family relations, etc. This is a great time to examine our own selves to see if we are in the faith and whether we have other gods before the Lord.   

 

Are more readily influenced or guided by a situation, man or God? The nature of man is to react or respond to a situation or person the only way they know how. We often react in a “fight or flight” principle rather than a “think it over or think before you act” principle.

 

Social distancing is not a new thing. God enacted “social distancing” a long time ago. Social means ‘to form cooperative and interdependent relationships with one’s fellow species, inclined by nature to have companionship with others of the same species, (sociable- the interaction of the individual and the group or welfare of human beings as members of society. God made mankind to be social beings.

 

Distance means ‘the degree of space and time between two objects or entities, to place or keep a distance, to leave far behind, not close in space, time or relationship, separated in a relationship other than spatial, far apart.’ God also ordered his people to distance themselves from the other Nations and their gods. Have we? _________

 

Gen.12:1-5… Is this ‘social distancing?’___________________________________

 

Deut.7:1-6… Is this ‘social distancing?’ ___________________________________

 

Our God is Israel’s God. The only true God. The Creator of all things. He knows the positive impact ‘social distancing’ can have on people, so He commands his people to practice ‘social distancing.’ What should that look like for us today? See below:

 

Rom.16:17-20… Is this ‘social distancing?’ ________________________________

 

2Cor.6:16-18… Is this ‘social distancing?’ ________________________________

Why then are we not practicing God’s order to ‘social distance?’ _______________ Who has convinced you that God is ok with us not doing as He has clearly commanded? _________________________________________________________ Who has the greater influence over you and your choices? _____________________                                   

Can you see that if man won’t obey God, they won’t obey man either? ___________

Rom.13:1-6 & Heb.13:17… Obeying the government is an order from the Lord.

LGG

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