OUR DEFILED LANDS!!!
"You must not defile the land where you live, for I live there myself. I am the LORD, who lives among the people of Israel."
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NLT) admonishes "19 Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, 20 for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body."
We have read and understood these verses and we try as much as possible to live lives worthy of the calling of the Lord. It is however not surprising that many of us Christians have abandoned any social, political or economic lives of the nations in which God has placed us in.
The running of the day to day activities of the country is left to Pagans, for fear that these people will corrupt us. What kind of Christians are we? Are we that Timid and Coward? In 2 Timothy 1:7, we are told that the Spirit in us is not that of fear!!!
Our Lord Jesus was an example, He revolutionized His world with Love. The early Christians and Apostles did the same. Its our time to step into the lime light and take the destiny of our nations in our hands. We are the Light and Salt of the world. If we allow the worldly to manage our affairs in a careless manner and define us by the standards of the world, we are as much saying, God we don't care if people defile your land.
God's ways must be the standard of the world in issues of trading principles, relationship matters, family upbringings, political structuring and peace and security of our nations. You and I have a responsibility to see that God's way become the ONLY STANDARD and we can't do that when we sit on the fence. Get into the game brethren!!!
Our Holiness is also ensuring that our lands / nations, in which God dwells, because He watches over us, is not DEFILED. Our Holiness must transcend from our bodies to our LANDS in which we live, for God dwells there , and that too among His people.