Conntecting the Dots

What Should We Do?

Poland, here we come! It’ll be a long trip from Vancouver to Frankfurt to Warsaw, but we’re looking forward to it and to seeing how God will use us to build His kingdom overseas in the next three weeks. I’ll try to blog as I go — I think we’ll have more consistent internet access than on our last trip.

This morning I was challenged by something John said in Luke 3:  “Prove by the way you live that you have really turned from your sins and turned to God” (v.8). Following this challenge, three groups of people asked the same question: “What should we do?” (vv. 10, 12, 14) In other words, how should our behavior change?

John gave each group a thought-provoking answer. His responses included the following commands– if you have two coats, give one to the poor; share your food with the hungry; be honest; don’t accuse people of things they didn’t do; be content with your pay; don’t extort money.

What would Jesus say to you and me if we asked, “What should we do to show that we’ve turned from our sins to God?” Maybe He’d say things like, “Speak words of encouragement. Help the poor, the orphans, the widows. Give generously. Comfort those who hurt. Defend truth. Show compassion. Live pure lives.” Doubtless He’d ask us to behave in such a way that other people would see His image in us and be drawn to Him. 

“What should we do?” This is a great question! One that deserves time and thought.

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