“Rules For Godly Living!”
The gospel of Jesus Christ has spread in the African continent by geometric proportions. One explanation for this growth is that African traditional religions served as preparatory grounds and became a very hospitable host.
African traditional religion contained the gospel which prepared the ground for an embrace of the Gospel of salvation.
Now that Christ has been named in the continent we should redirect our focus towards the place of salvation by now living these rules for holy living as in Christ:
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Let the peace of Christ rule your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him”(Col.3:12-17).
Dear friend, this is such a rich sermon that even kindergartens can understand. All we have do to is to live it.
We can only remind us that the message calls us to live the true African communal life of “Ubuntu!” – or “Mun ni mun!” better expressed in the wise saying that “one hand cannot tie a bundle.”
However, our focus this week is on praises to God in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs “with gratitude in your hearts to God.” Keep singing to the Lord a new song!
Prayer of the week: Holy Spirit help us for love to bind us together in perfect unity and let the peace of Christ rule our hearts. Amen!
Welcome back to a new working week and have a blessed day and week! Peace be with you!