“Come children! Listen to me! I will teach you what it means to fear the Lord. Do you want to really live? Would you love to live a long, happy life? Then make sure you don’t speak evil words or use deceptive speech! Turn away from evil and do what is right! Strive for peace and promote it! The Lord pays attention to the godly and hears their cry for help.” Psalms 34:11-15 NET https://bible.com/bible/107/psa.34.11-15.NET
Are you experiencing difficult times? Are you stressed by the things going on in the world? These difficult times and immoral chaos surrounding us result from the church not making disciples, which teaches obedience to everything Jesus has commanded. The church is the leaven influencing the entire society. If we are not obedient to make disciples by influencing people to repentance, then teaching obedience to everything Jesus taught, we will increasingly lose our influence in society, and our culture will run amok. This is our very experience. The answer, return to the Lord. The church must first humble itself, pray, seek God, and turn from its wicked ways. Then, God will hear our prayers, forgive our sins, and heal our land. The psalmist tells us to cease speaking evil, gossiping about people, and start helping people. We must stop doing what displeases the Lord and start doing what pleases the Lord. We must engage His work if we will see His ways prevail in our world. We are the messengers of God’s peace through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Peace among men comes with peace with God. Let us go and make disciples in our own homes, neighborhoods and marketplace by praying for people, serving people, and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ until all people repent and obey Jesus. This is how God and we answer our prayer that God’s kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.