AN EVANGELIST'S COUNSEL FOR THE CORONA-VIRUS EPISODE!
Proverbs 1:5- A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsel.
Since January 2020, in America we have experienced the Corona-virus, also known as COVID-19. Nearly daily "Press Conferences" from the White House, death tolls, and depressing news of economic shut down could almost make the most positive person depressed and discouraged.
In Proverbs chapter 1 we find the purpose of God's proverbs.
This chapter could be effortlessly outlined like this:
I. The Reason For The Proverbs. (verses 1-7)
II. The Recipients Of The Proverbs. (verses 8-33)
It is while the wise man Solomon is dealing (under the direct inspiration of the Holy Spirit) with "The Reason For The Proverbs" that a person finds one of the key verses of this entire book. (verse 5)
A Bible student now in Heaven once said about our text, "The ears are the conduit pipes of wisdom to convey it to us."
Friend, you and I (those of us that are saved) need to be actively interested in always getting authoritative advise!
There are 3 words of counsel this evangelist wants to pass on to God's people during this Corona-virus Episode:
I. BE HEALTHY.
A word of counsel this gospel preacher wants to communicate to God's people during this Corona-Virus Episode is, be healthy.
(III John 1:2) Yes, I believe we should be following the guidelines from the White House on not infecting or spreading this "invisible enemy", but I also contend that we need to be taking our spiritual vitamins too. Often a physician will say, "let me see your tongue" while doing a physical exam. God can tell our spiritual well-being the very same way! (James 3:10) Be healthy!
II. BE HAPPY.
A word of counsel this gospel preacher wants to communicate to God's people during this Corona-Virus Episode is, be happy.
(Nehemiah 8:10) This is a tremendous opportunity to show a lost world that what the christian and the church has is REAL. Your joyful song in a sad hour will always get the attention of the unsaved and just might bring them to Jesus too! (Acts 16:25 + 30) Be happy!
III. BE HOLY.
A word of counsel this gospel preacher wants to communicate to God's people during this Corona-Virus Episode is, be holy. (I Peter 1:16) This is not the time to let your standards slip, or for you to start flirting with the world, the flesh and the devil! If you won't drink out of a dirty glass, what makes you think God would ever use a filthy believer? (II Timothy 2:21) Be holy!