Brexit, and obedience

2016-09-28 06:00

IT was reported in the press recently that a group of churchgoers were having discussions on obedience and disobedience, and to be honest it does not matter how long they discuss this topic we all know that if we are obedient things turn out far better than when we are disobedient.

These folk would do well to discuss the sister topic “Getting it right or getting it wrong”. When we are called upon to make a decision or carry out a project we are often fearful and agonise over whether we have done the correct thing or not.

Many people in the UK were probably agonising over the Brexit decision, which they have made, and wisely so. However, there is another decision that 98% of the British people have made, which they do not consider the implications of.

That decision is to exclude God from their lives by refusing to believe in Him or by not consulting Him in prayer and when needed do not ask Him for his guidance in situations and matters which are of importance to them.

We look at the great oceans, the sun, moon and the stars, and reflect on how our bodies are made with our hearts and circulatory systems operating for many decades without man-made assistance such as electricity.

When we consider the magnificent creation of eyesight and hearing and the human mind that has come up with the most incredible inventions we realise we have a creator, God, to whom we shall be accountable for our actions and so it is only common sense that we call on Him for advice and help.

God has given us three commandments - Love God. Love your neighbour and love yourself.

We love God by talking to him in prayer, giving him our support, love and loyalty by talking to Him about our needs, plans and aspirations and by talking to Him about sensitive issues we would not dare to talk to another human being about.

We love our neighbour by doing our part to make this world a better place. You do not need to belong to a committee before you can visit the lonely and the old aged, to comfort the sick and dying, to keep the environment in good nick or be concerned about animals or standing up for justice. Just exercise your passion and do your thing.

We love ourselves by keeping our bodies healthy by feeding our minds with knowledge and having hobbies that enable us to meet other people and participate in the life of the community.

South Africa has many problems mushrooming at this time for which we know we have no answer. Now God has told us that when we gather in groups of two or three to ask for His wisdom and help that He will minister to us. If He has so invited us would it not be a good idea for one church in every town and city in this country to be open throughout each day where we all can go and spend say half an hour with God and ask Him for His help and guidance with things that are of importance to us and our friends.

C.N. Hole


South Africa has many problems mushrooming at this time for which we know we have no answer. Now God has told us that when we gather in groups of two or three to ask for His wisdom and help that He will minister to us

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