Our Responsibility towards Society
What are our responsibilities toward our nations God had given to us all?
hy did God create us?
hat can you do to make the society a better place to live?
As a Christian, what are my responsibilities?
Responsibility means, a state of responsibility, the opportunity or ability to act independently and take a decision without authorisation. It also means a thing which one is required to do as part of a job, role or legal obligation.
Responsibility means having control over or care of someone, being the primary cause of something and so able to take blame or take credit for the action taken. It also can mean, morally accountable for one’s behaviours.
From above definitions, one can see our moral obligation toward the society our God has given unto us. Genesis 1:27 tell us that God created man in His image. In verse 28, He said be fruitful and multiply, replenish the earth and subdue it [subdue mean, to overcome and to bring under control] and have dominion over all living thing that move upon the earth. Verse 31 tells us that everything He created is good. How can we then blame God for our society problem, remember, He send His only begotten Son to redeem us, He also die for us so that society can be a better place to live in [John 3:16].
God had given us control over the earth, He also gave us just commandments to follow, and He also revealed the secret of the earth and Heaven to us through our Lord Jesus Christ so that everything can be well with us. [Wherein He hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known unto us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself Ephesians 1:8-9. Are you carrying out your obligation? If God in His kindness had made you the head of a home, society, work or an organisation, are you carrying out your moral duties?
God had given us control over the earth, He also gave us just commandments to follow, and He also revealed the secret of the earth and Heaven to us through our Lord Jesus Christ so that everything can be well with us.
We should not just sit and wait for God to come down, He has done that, and His next coming is for judgement. God has given us the necessary weapon to fight Satan, that weapon is our Lord Jesus Christ which is love.
Bible tells us; if you are a husband, you should be a good husband and God fearing husband [Ephesians 5:25-33]. Wife, submit yourselves to your husband [Ephesians 5: 22-24] Children, obey your parent [Ephesians 6:1-3]. Servant, be obedient to them that are your master according to the flesh [Ephesians 6:5-8]. Master, forbearing threatening [Ephesians 6:9]. We can also see Paul letter to people of Colossians [Colossians 3:18-25 and Colossians 4:1]. 1 Peter 2: 2-13 tell us how to obey the law of a nation and the people that govern such nation. Verse 18-21 and 1 Peter 3: 1-8. Also, tells us how to lives as a true Christian. Titus 3:1-9 tell us to be a true Christian. It said, put them in mind to subject power, to obey magistrates, ready to every good work. Speak no evil of no man, but gentle, showing meekness unto all men
Our Lord Jesus Christ commanded us in Matthew 28:19-20, go ye therefore and teach all nations, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. If therefore you are being commanded to make the society a better place by our Lord
Jesus Christ, time have now come for you and me to be renewed in the Spirit of mind and put on the new man which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness [Ephesians 4:23-29].
Philippians 2:5 say, let this be in you which was also in Christ Jesus. Colossians 3:12-16 tell us, as an elect of God, put on, therefore, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness. Forbearing one another and forgiving one another, put on charity which is a bond of perfection. Let the peace of God rule in your hearts and let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom. Colossians 4:5-6 say, walk in wisdom toward them that are without. And let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
Remember what Psalm 119:105 say, thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. This mean, let the world see Christ in you. A servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men [2 Timothy 2:24]