My heart is so saddened for the police officers and their families in Dallas! I am also saddened for a country that increasingly judges every officer for every individual action taken across the country in critical decision-making moments. It burdens me how many, in these days of social media, speak as experts in areas they have never trained in, worked in or gained a moment of experience in, such as law enforcement. When a citizen makes a bad decision it causes us discomfort, strained relationships or perhaps even a little loss of money. When a police officer makes a mistake he pays the price with his life.
So what do we do with increasing anarchy in America? What do we do with government officials that we do not trust? What do we do with all the various opinions? Two things:
First, realize that arguing on social media will not make an impression on so many differing worldviews. We used to predominantly embrace a biblical worldview. But today each man determines what is right in their own eyes. And the scriptures explain that, “the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom (I Corinthians 1:25). With our government determined to run the country based on Democrat and Republican ideologies that even they don’t agree on is it no wonder why dysfunction reigns? So don’t argue idealogy.
Second, realize that since evil is going to prevail in these last days, you are going to live intentionally to promote Jesus, His Gospel and mission as much as you can. You and I will not ever eliminate evil through fear, worry or angry outbursts. However, we can make a huge difference by loving God with all our heart, soul and mind, and loving others as ourselves.
What will it take for you to live a more radical, committed life for Christ? To live in worry about our days will lead to a very frustrated life. To live as a radical disciple of Christ will allow God to use you to do your part as His kingdom continues to expand! Go fulfill His Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20!