During COVID-19, we have learned the importance of washing our hands. Or, have we?
“Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” (James 4:8)
During COVID-19, we have scurried to stockpile toilet paper. But are we stockpiling what really matters?
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:19-21)
During COVID-19, we have become alert for physical symptoms such as fever and shortness of breath. Are we equally alert to symptoms of spiritual trouble?
“Examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil.” (1 Thessalonians 5:21-22)
During COVID-19, we have worn masks to protect others from the droplets that come out of our mouths. Are we paying attention to what else comes out of our mouths?
“Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.” (Ephesians 4:29)
During COVID-19, we have practiced social distancing to stay physically healthy. But are we putting distance between ourselves and sin to stay spiritually healthy?
“Each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.” (James 1:14-15)
During COVID-19, we have praised the doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers who seek to heal the sick. Are we remembering to praise the One who has healed our spiritual disease?
“He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)