Christians, do not be disheartened by the increase of evil in the world; it is simply our cue to take center stage and shine with all our might for the glory of our Savior. ~ David Jeremiah
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New Testament: Colossians 3:18-4:18
Summary: Rules for Christian Households
For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality. ~ Colossians 3:25
People nowadays seem to only look at the love of God and don’t like to mention that God will repay people for wrongdoing. Knowing this is just as important because God means what He says.
Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
~ Colossians 4:5-6
“Man suffers from the problem of anonymity. Anonymity asks the question, ‘Who am I?’ He has no sense of being, and he has no sense of meaning.” And, thirdly, the third word that describes man is “alienation,” and that defines the fact that man is basically separated. He exists in a world where everybody is basically selfish.
Now if you want some other words for this, I’ll give you some you might know: immorality, emptiness, and loneliness. Basically, those three things sum up the problem of man. He’s immoral, he is empty in himself, and he is lonely because of his inability to give himself to other people. And really, the basic problem of all of this is that he’s cut himself off from God. And when he cut himself off from God, what happens is he experiences that anomie, that no norm, no standard. So no concept of right and no concept of wrong and no concept of self-worth then, because he doesn’t know when he’s good or when he’s bad really, philosophically anyway. And because he doesn’t know God, he is anonymous, because he has nothing to hold onto. He has no invisible mans of support; he has no anchor. He has no being to give identity to his being.