What to Do in This Covid-19 Situation We are In
We are facing times that are different from anything we have ever faced. However we are never left without Bible principles to live by. Here are some thoughts about how to conduct ourselves during this pandemic
1.- We should take seriously the danger and cooperate with the authorities as far as is possible within our Christian principles. We should not give them problems and have unnecessary conflicts. They are concerned for the health of the citizenship and a person can be a carrier of the virus without even being sick. Such things as social distancing and hand washing do not violate Bible principles especially if we are trying to avoid spreading a threatening disease. Romans 13:1a “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers...”, Romans 13:5 “Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.”
2.- We should use our time wisely. Some good things to do:
-read and study the Bible
-fasting and prayer
-communicating with others by pen and other media. Think of those in other lands too.
-read good books. Consider heavier books, like Daniel Kauffman’s “Doctrines of the Bible”
-do the tasks around the house that you can do, that you didn’t have time to do before
-avoid hoarding earthly goods. Sharing, rather than hoarding should be our policy
-be frugal. We are not sure of the conditions after the pandemic.
Ephesians 5:14-17 “Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.”
3.- We should be ready to witness whenever we have the opportunity. Romans 1:16 ” For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”
4.- Avoid conspiracy theories. We should start out on the basis of trust of our medical doctors and governments. We may not always agree with what they say or prescribe, and we know that the news media is not always trustworthy. But be careful in believing people who say they have inside information, or that God gave them a special revelation. 1Thessalonians 5:21: ” Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” With everything that is happening, it is hard to believe that it is all made up.