Since the days of Jesus, there were conspiracies. The Pharisees had many opinions and theories about who Jesus was, even to the point of blaspheming by referring to the Lord as doing the work of Satan! It’s not about conspiracy theories.
To be quite honest, I’m very much over all the talk/controversy/conspiracy surrounding the COVID and the vaccine. Certainly there’s no shortage of conspiracy theories or opinions (even in the body of Christ) out there.
Like the latest gossip, people are keen to hear the latest conspiracy about this or that. I admit with so much going on right now, I’ve been guilty of pandering to some of these too.
It’s not about conspiracy theories. It’s about our relationship to Christ.
At the end of day, it’s not about conspiracy theories.
It’s about our relationship to Christ. It’s about our focus on Him, specifically in trusting the Lord in the middle of the world’s chaos and confusion.
In contrast, look at what God told the prophet Isaiah of how we should regard conspiracies:
The Lord has given me a strong warning not to think like everyone else does. He said, “Do not say, ‘A conspiracy,’ Concerning all that this people call a conspiracy, Nor be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. The Lord of hosts, Him you shall hallow; Let Him be your fear, And let Him be your dread. - Isaiah 8:11-13
Wow! The Lord gave Isaiah and us a strong warning and serious reminder to not think like everyone else.
We need to get a new mindset in the church! What a poor witness of the Gospel when the world sees Christ followers getting anxious and argumentative over the same things they do.
We live in a time where it has become critical to keep our focus and our minds stayed on the Lord so that we’ll be kept in perfect peace as we navigate this tumultuous season.
Let's not get caught up in the conspiracies and the he said, she said…let's get caught up in what God has said!
Prayer: Lord, help me to keep my focus on You and what You have said to me through Your Word, in Jesus name, Amen!