If there were no fire department, and you drove through a neighborhood with a home on fire, would you gather people to fight the fire? The answer depends upon our sense of responsibility to help others, and upon our mindset to tackle problems rather than observe them.
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. Galatians 6:2-3 (ESV)
Modern life has thoroughly trained us to be consumers who wired to be entertained. Being entertained as a consumer in life can bring an arrogance and aloofness that places us on the sidelines of life. If we’re not careful we fall into the rut of thinking, “someone else can take care of that”.
Decide to examine your basic approach to life’s situations and problems facing other people. Are you more interested in observing or helping? Do you leave the matter to others, or take the initiative to help out? Jesus is the role model for each of us. He was not an observer. He was a solver. Pray for ways to help people and solve problems…and then be on alert to put out the fire.
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