James 1:22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

With this coronavirus, the government has instructed us to wash our hands, use hand sanitizer, and stay in our homes. A lot of us heeded this advice without a second thought. Most of us haven’t experienced or seen the effects of the virus, but we’ve taken the necessary preventative measures. When we believe and act on something we hadn’t experienced yet, we’re acting in faith.

If we follow God’s advice as easily as we did the government’s advice, think of where we could be. We could have been delivered from pornography, received that promotion, or been married by now.

The difference between obeying man’s instruction about this virus and obeying God is consequences. People quickly obeyed the government because they’re afraid of getting sick. God’s not using fear and consequences so, there’s no sense of urgency. There’s also a trust issue. Some of us trust the government more than God.

Take this opportunity to evaluate your life. Are you trusting man more than God? There’s nothing wrong with heeding wise counsel from our leaders, but let’s heed God’s instructions about our lives and watch our lives elevate to another level.