SafeEntry for Living Discipleship
Everyone’s life has been changing since the start of the pandemic. We take precautionary measures when going outside. We bring hand sanitizers, wear face masks, check our temperature, and use “SafeEntry” check-ins. We can enter a public venue only when these measures are taken. Precautions seem to be time-consuming and troublesome, but are necessary to reduce infection risk and protect our safety.
Yet, in our life of faith, do we also check our temperature and use “SafeEntry”?
1 Corinthians 10:23-24: “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive. No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.”
Although the virus has caused the suspension of our physical worship, it can’t stop Christ’s disciples from following, emulating, and glorifying Christ. Discipleship best takes place in our daily lives. “SafeEntry for Living Discipleship” is an assessment of our words and deeds by asking three questions. Will my words build others up? Will my actions cause others to stumble? Will my words and actions glorify God?
“SafeEntry for Living Discipleship” is the new norm in our life of faith. Let us learn to examine ourselves by asking the above “three questions ”. “Even as I try to please everyone in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.” (1 Corinthians 10:33) Our practice in this way is proper and pleasing to God.
Let us encourage one another.