• Jack Selcher

Minding God's Business (Part 1 of 4)

“Mind your own business!” We’ve heard it. We’ve said it. We’ve done it. There’s nothing wrong with minding our own business, is there? After all, wouldn’t the world be a better place if we lived and let live and were tolerant of everyone’s beliefs. Are those beliefs not just as valid as our own? Wouldn’t peace on earth increase if we just did our own thing and let others do their own thing?

Whatever else it may be, this philosophy isn’t Christian. Christians who mind their own business are living, breathing contradictions. Fully devoted disciples of Jesus consistently vote for God’s will, not their own. Why? Because minding our own business is far from praiseworthy. It’s the essence of sin Isaiah described: “We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; …” (Isaiah 53:6, NIV).

Aren’t you glad Jesus didn’t mind His own business? We’d be great white shark bait, helplessly tied hand and foot, inches from the snapping, gruesome jaws of eternal death if He had. He came to seek and to save that which was lost (Luke 19:10). He pitied and loved us enough to become shark bait in our place. Our eternal destiny depends on His obedience.

The eternal destiny of others depends on our minding God’s business. ’My food,’ said Jesus, ‘is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work’” (John 4:34, NIV).”

His work is now our work. Jesus said, “’As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world’” (John 17:18, NIV). Jesus sends believers into the world, not to live for themselves but to live for Him.

This series focuses on 3 specific ways to mind God’s business, represented by the lives of 3 men. We will consider how to encourage others like Barnabas, how to follow Jesus like Timothy, and how to disciple others like Paul. #freechristiandiscipleshipresources #freechristianleadershipresources

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