3-29-2020 “MORE BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE CORONAVIRUS!” Psa.121:1-8

This week Bro. Leo leads us on another study of the Biblical perspective of the Coronavirus crisis that we are facing at this time.

Psalm 121 tells us that even in a crisis our help comes from our Creator God and that He will sustain and protect us.

During a crisis Satan will attempt to isolate us or at least lead us to believe we are alone, like he did with Eve in the garden.  When we feel isolated or alone we must remember that God is faithful to not let us go through an unbearable circumstance, He is always with us and always has a path of deliverance set forth for us (1Cor.10:13, Job 42:12).

There are two directions we can take during a crisis: 1) we can turn away from God and rely upon ourselves and those around us or 2)  we can turn to God, seek God with all or heart and depend upon Him for our path to deliverance (Jer.29:10-13).

God uses our bad circumstances to draw us closer to Him, to strengthen us, correct our errors and settle us (1Peter 5:6-11).  If we seek God with all our hearts, pray to Him for guidance and follow His guidance through this coronavirus crisis, we will come through it stronger and better than we were when it started.

Scriptures used in today’s study:

Psa 121:1 A Song of degrees. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
Psa 121:2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
Psa 121:3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Psa 121:4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
Psa 121:5 The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
Psa 121:6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
Psa 121:7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
Psa 121:8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

1Co 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Job 42:12 So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.

Jer 29:10 For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.
Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Jer 29:12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
Jer 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

1Pe 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
1Pe 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
1Pe 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
1Pe 5:9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
1Pe 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
1Pe 5:11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

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