“Cleanse your hands, you sinners and purify your hearts, you double-minded” (James 4:8)
The destiny of every man kind living on solid earth is determined through perception and choice. It relies on their faith and desire of following the path to salvation. Mankind disregarding his creator and soul provider tends to lean more on worldly life. Though he turns to secular being, his internal cadaver aches for love and peace. No matter the denial of his identity as Christian, the craving for Love, Peace and happiness is inevitable.
Humans might attain the triumph up to their wealth and power creating inner ego; them hinging on that leads to their failure leaving them to sin and be defeated to enemy Satan. “What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but do not enclose, so you kill. You covet but you cannot attain what you crave, so you quarrel and fight. You do not acquire because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.” (James 4:1-3)
People of our generation these days are pleading in search of cure for the pandemic virus Corona which has become the world’s treat. No medicine has yet been discovered and so mortals are devastated and living in fear. Medical professionals have highly attempted to save as much lives as possible but seems to fail. Only precautions are set out for the protection of citizen and treatments for patients infected by the virus. Washing hands, prohibiting Contingence and keeping distances from throng sophistication as such are labeled out.
Though this might help reduce public pressure and the degree of expansion of the virus, yet it is likely to kill more lives; and thus, all who are the in the eyes of the LORD, shall look up to the sky and pray for mercy as this is a plagues out of GOD’s rage. Being the result of our sin, people’s soul surviving reckoning on the will of repentance; or else, as it is written, “Only you have I known from all the clans of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.” (Amos 3:2)
Washing our hands might seem to help feel like we are clean, but the real meaning and value of it is to cleanse from sin. Just like stated in the Holy Bible, “Cleanse your hands, you sinners and purify your hearts, you double-minded” (James 4:8)
The world recently have become victim of modern life and sinking in the system of globalization. Youngsters especially rely on scientific discoveries in solving everyday problems as well as social and national obstacles as such these pestilences; contrasting to the word of GOD in the Epistle of James, “Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town; spend a year there, trade and make a profit”, yet you do not know what tomorrow brings. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”(James 4:13-15) They seem to forget it is the will of GOD to wake up every morning, on-looking the sun and grasping the pure air; as our creator let us live healthy and embracing his world.
Misapprehending Gospel or with lack of faith, some are having difficulties to accept GOD’s rage and the plague descending on sinners. But GOD’s words affirms otherwise, “So I will pour out my wrath on them and consume them with my fiery anger, bringing down on their own heads all they have done, declares the Sovereign Lord.” (Ezekiel 22:31). We ought to concede the remedy to the Soul and corporeal medicine is GOD; he is the salvation and cure to the body and soul.
Mortal seeking soul salvation is his deep yearning; not live in the name of Christianity defying the commandments; which disregard them from their religion and Church liturgy. It leads them into evil deeds and be consumed by devil spirit. They will end up being Satan’s salve confirmed in the Holy Bible, “You adulterous people,don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. Or do you think Scripture says without reason that he jealously longs for the spirit he has caused to dwell in us,” (James 4:4-5)
Disciples, who kept his words, abide his law and live by his commandments, have defeated their enemy Satan; heresies and gentiles though fail to be Christians deviating from GOD. But his words always remind of, “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.” (James 4:7-10)
Every human being has fear and anxiety whenever these types of plagues ensue in the world. No matter how prominent, wealthy or powerful man is, without faith, no being will survive or can bare the sorrow, distress, agony, and pain. It is spiritual powers that strengthens Christians and pass over hard times. It is evident that Medias are reporting deaths and new cases of infected people almost by the day and the precautions only seem to reduce the numbers of death but not find a cure for the virus. It is as if the LORD’s view to this world is spoken off and those who understand meaning to it, has oblige to what needs to be done. That is in unison with Church’s declaration of Prayer, Fast and Oath. The most vital thing here is to repent, have pure heart and diligence.
May GOD have mercy on us!