Posted on March 25, 2020 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters
He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the LORD require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?
There he sat, hands clasped, rocking back and forth. “Do Justly, otherwise known as Be Reasonable” John Caruthers said. Reasonable, there’s a foreign word, my whole life has been one unreasonable choice after another. He then went on to explain that one of the benefits of being a Christian is having a sound mind. The problem is I was only thinking in a limited capacity. How could I ever do anything for God?
“Come now, and let us REASON together,”
Says the LORD,
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1:18
Our thought life can be limited when we focus on earthly resources. The woman at the well responded to Jesus’ offer to give her living water with a limited view.
“The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water?”
God doesn’t need a pail and rope; He needs Faith and Hope. To be reasonable is to consider what God can do in a circumstance. God gives us a way when there seems to be no way. Why not take a moment now and think about how God showed up in your life, it seemed impossible, but then it all worked out? “With God, all things are possible”.
In trying times like these, it seems unreasonable to fill your house with cases of toilet paper. It’s in times like these that we need to act justly, or “Be Reasonable”. There’s a world out there that needs to see faith in action. The woman at the well was trying to reason out where the right place to worship was, Jerusalem or Mount Gerizim, but Jesus said to her “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth”.
To worship God in Spirit and Truth means to act reasonably, moving from a finite mind to an infinite God-shaped resource. If you think for one-minute God has abandoned us and only doom awaits I would have to call that unreasonable thinking. Worship God in Spirit and in Truth, let the world know we serve a God way bigger than some virus. We still need to be sensible, but more importantly “Be Reasonable” Amen!
Written by Rob Russomano: Rob Russomano is married to Terri and serves with her as full-time staff members. He is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and is available as a speaker of the grace of God with a message of Hope for church events. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Think About This: “Remember this: God isn’t scared of what you’re scared of. But you don’t have to pretend like you’re not frightened. Naming your fear is part of getting through it.” ―
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; 12 As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. –Psalm 103:11-12
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.