In the times of pestilences and diseases upon this earth, many people listen to what the world says, instead of seeking God’s help. However, did you know that the Bible tells us exactly what we should be doing? So if you would like to know what God directs us in the times of this Coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19), then please listen up to what Solomon said. He said the following while in prayer, 1“if there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if there be caterpiller; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be; What prayer and supplication soever be made by any man, or by all thy people Israel, which shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house: Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;) That they may fear thee all the days that they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers. Moreover concerning a stranger, that is not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name’s sake; (For they shall hear of thy great name, and of thy strong hand, and of thy stretched out arm;) when he shall come and pray toward this house.” (1 Kings 8:37-42) So according to God’s Word, every believer should be looking at the plague in their own heart, during these hard times. Then, when we see our faults to call upon God in all our confessions. Do this by lifting up your hands towards heaven, in all humility, and God will show you mercy while forgiving you your sins. Don’t fear the virus, but fear God.
As we just read, Solomon also said that when we come together in faith like this, others will see us and also believe. And lastly, he proclaimed, 1“blessed be the Lord, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant. The Lord our God be with us, as he was with our fathers: let him not leave us, nor forsake us: That he may incline our hearts unto him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments, which he commanded our fathers. And let these my words, wherewith I have made supplication before the Lord, be nigh unto the Lord our God day and night, that he maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause of his people Israel at all times, as the matter shall require: That all the people of the earth may know that the Lord is God, and that there is none else. Let your heart therefore be perfect with the Lord our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.” (1 Kings 8:56-61) My friends, please take what Solomon said to heart. Surely God was speaking through him in these moments. This is not a time to fear this virus outbreak, but to fear God. So do this by inclining your hearts unto Him in prayer often. Listen to His voice and His instructions in the Bible, and then walk in His ways. Keep His commandments, which is to 2“love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind,” (Matthew:22:37) and 1“love thy neighbour as thyself” (Matthew 22:39). Doing this, you will abound in God’s holiness, which will save your soul from the wrath to come. Be found worthy in death if you were to die because of the coronavirus.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will not fear the Coronavirus or other trials in life, but begin to fear You instead. So many people are watching the news and doing everything they can, in order to follow the strict guidelines that are being told to the public at large, where You have become distant to most of them. It is like people would rather get details from people, of what they should be doing in these times of disease, instead of seeking Your hand in prayer. This life is short and people could die from this disease or really from anything else. So my question is, God. Are people just saying they believe in You, but really their hearts are far from you? Do they trust in the world more than they do in You? How can this be if they would go so far as to call themselves a Christian? This is really breaking my heart, for if people did love You they would seek Your hand in what You said in the scriptures and in prayer. And as You have directed us to do in the Bible, people would begin to pray like they never have before. They would see the plagues in their own lives and repent before it is too late. Lord, it is better to prepare our lives for heaven, then to find any favor in this world. I would rather live and die as a faithful follower of You, Jesus, then to die having done all I could to escape death with vaccines, wearing masks, and filling up on prescription drugs. Lord, You are my healer and my strength comes from You alone. I know that there is a time and place for doctors and even prescription drugs, but You will help me know when to go forward with such things. I know that You are there and will continue to lead me and others on Your righteous path. We just need to endure in our faith. I love to walk in Your ways, for I love You with all my heart, God. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
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All Devotionals written on the Coronavirus are Here.