Have you noticed how costs keep going up, but we are told there is no inflation?
Have you noticed how we are told white people live a life of ‘white privilege?’ Yet, more ‘white’ people live in poverty than blacks do?
Or, how all the rich elite Liberals ask US to pay more in taxes, while they are the 1%?
With all the social injustice programmed against us, can we live better lives?
I believe we can.
Paul told us:
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God (Romans 12: 1 and 2).
The perfect will of God is not about riches during this life, nor about being better than someone else, or about ‘entitlement,’ nor hatred and prejudice. Rather, God’s will is our being living examples of God’s love to the people around us.
Just as Jesus lived his life to show all of us what love really is, we are happiest when we are in God’s will. When we are in God’s will we love everyone around us.
This does not mean what politicians use God to mean, it does not mean I must bring ‘refugees’ into the US. How do I know that? If you bring refugees to know Jesus, that is bringing them into God’s will. If you bring them here to give them ‘food,’ then you have not brought them to Jesus. You have NOT done God’s will, but your will.
This does not mean you cannot help others, we are commanded to help others. But, what is your motivation? If your motivation is not bringing others to know Jesus, your motivation is not from God.
Then Jesus said to His disciples, “ If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works (Matthew 16: 24-27).
It is not easy, it is difficult. Balancing God’s will and His love with the World we live in has never been easy.
Yes, you can life a better life.
What do you think?