The Gospel Makes the Strong Give Things up for the Weak

The world’s system works on power. Might makes right. People with the power get to call the shots, and if you’re not in power, you will get steamrolled.

It is no surprise that people who think this way developed a theory of existence that mirrors this selfish drive. Evolution tells us that only the strong survive. All the weaklings get weeded out and die.

Some people have taken this theory seriously and acted on it to devastating results. Adolf Hitler is case and point. He decided to help evolution out by getting rid of “weak” people more quickly to purify the bloodline of the strong.

Our political system, along with all other worldly political systems, is derived on power and money. The individual has no say. Only the power structures have any say.

We’re surrounded by this mentality.

Christians are often told that Christianity is different from how the world thinks. That God’s wisdom is foolishness to man, and man’s wisdom is foolishness to God.

“We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak and not to please ourselves. Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification.” Romans 15:1,2

That, my friends, is the opposite of how the world thinks and certainly opposite from how it operates.

The strong (in the faith) give up their rights, their stuff, their pleasures, to seek the good of those who are weaker.

Imagine if the world operated on that system! It wouldn’t last.

If the Church did this, we would indeed shine like lights in the world. Yeah, this seems incredibly stupid to the world, but this is God’s wisdom.

Living by this wisdom will look different from those living according to the world. Only those who are born again, who truly see the life-changing power of the Gospel, can pull this off. It’s what Christ did for you.

“For even Christ pleased not himself, but as it is written, the reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.” Romans 15:3

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