My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and truth. 1 John 3:18
It’s Praise the Lord Sunday, and God was truly working through our minister this morning. His sermon started with a true story about a church buying a piece of land and placing the deed in God’s name. Years later when the church decided to sell the property in order to build a larger church in a different location, the legal system had to get involved because the church did not own the property. Therefore, the church had to prove that God was dead or was nowhere to be found to sell their property. What a predicament! The sermon was about us being the tools for God’s church. The entire sermon was awesome, but the story led to me thinking about how we sometimes say and do things with a good heart, but back ourselves into a corner.
Have you ever been painting or tiling a floor, when you suddenly notice that you have tiled yourself into a corner? It has happened to us. How aggravating! Sometimes the same things happen to Christians making faith-based statements. Have you ever drawn a blank when challenged? What happens is the person who makes the statement typically has the burden of proof if the statement is challenged. Well, of course you know what you are saying is true, but if you draw a blank in a situation like this, don’t panic. One thing people do is fall back on the fact that the assertion hasn’t been proven false. The idea is true things can never be disproved. Of course, there are many ways to prove faith-based statements, because they are true. Start by simply looking around you and studying your Bible. In the end, remember Our God is the author of Peace (1 Corinthians 14:13). Christians can actually choose to opt out of an argument.
Enjoy your Sunday. God bless you.