Since when did America become fearful of coming to the rescue in order to save the lives of others; not to mention an ENTIRE country? Saving the lives of others is an act of love. We must not be fearful of doing what is righteous and good for our fellow man.
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” (1 John 4:18 NIV).
Yes, during war there are repercussions to think about; but aren’t the mighty supposed to protect the small? America must do everything it can to help defend Ukraine. That’s what God is all about; He is bigger and stronger than us all. He rescues us from our enemies.
“He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me” (Ps. 18:17).
There comes a time when we must stop thinking of ourselves and just do what is right for the good of others. We cannot let the fear of evil rulers drive our decisions, or stop us from forging ahead and doing what’s right and honorable. We cannot allow others to threaten us.
“For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended” (Rom. 13:3).
Doing right does not mean we won’t die. We will all die one day. What do we gain by worrying about ourselves when so many others are experiencing pain and suffering? How can we go on about our lives without helping; especially when we can do something about it?
We all think there are things we still need to do on earth, but I’d much rather die early, because I didn’t turn away from those in need, and later receive my rewards in Heaven. How about you? It is better to die with honor, than to live selfishly. We should fear only God; it’s a healthy fear. For He is the one who punishes evil, and rewards the righteous.
“Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect” (1 Pet. 1: 17-19).
Still afraid? We know not, anyhow, when our time will come to die. Receive Jesus Christ today, and follow him. He will guide you and protect you, and you’ll live with him in Heaven all the days of your life. For the remainder of your years on earth, you will have the Holy Spirit to guide you and remove your fear.
“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Rom. 10:9).
Fight for what’s right. Fight for good prevailing over evil. In the end, the silver lining is that God will make everything right. We are therefore guaranteed victory even in death, which has no hold over us.
“When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “ ‘Death has been swallowed up in victory’ “ (1 Cor. 15: 54).
Prayer: Dear God, help our leaders receive wisdom to close the skies over Ukraine. Please care for and protect the innocent refugees and people of Ukraine. Give strength to those fighting for the glory of Ukraine. Thank you for the compassionate countries helping Ukraine, and thank you for the brave soldiers and civilians protecting Ukraine and its borders. Bless them all in the name of Jesus Christ. Turn the enemies from their ways, and turn their hearts to You, instead. May Your wisdom and will be done. In Jesus’ name, Amen
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