“The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. Day to day pours forth speech, And night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; Their voice is not heard. Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their utterances to the end of the world.” – Psalm 19:1-4
The Bible is largely about how to interact with others in a healthy way. Family. Community. Government. Church.
The Bible aims to “renew our minds” so we live every day life in a manner where we see as God sees. It is important to take time to learn as we go. But the Bible is pretty clear that doing what you know is what’s considered righteous. Knowing without doing is considered the worst kind of unrighteous.
One of the primary themes of the Bible is “If we will stop rationalizing, it becomes clear what we ought to do. So do it.” If any of us will see the world as it is, rather than “spin” it to our own ends, we can actually see “theology” in all that is around us. And Psalm 19 suggests the world is swirling with the revelation of God.
We can be our own biggest obstacles. We adopt phrases about how politics and religion don’t mix. We separate what happens in our families with what happens in our pews. We give the impression that “mission work” is more holy than politics or menial labor or raising a family. Jesus’ primary job description is as a King, and His primary invitation to His followers is to learn to serve sacrificially. He will share His reign. His preaching was a new and strange kind of political campaign, seeking to establish his Kingdom. We serve God by acknowledging the opportunity to serve him in all walks of life. All situations and circumstances and choices. The line of God’s glory goes out to all the earth.