What should I do?
In times of great conflict, crises and debates, many questions are asked. Social but also personal questions are asked. Sometimes in loud statements, or simply in quiet moments. In the recent past mankind has experienced some such moments. Many questions have been asked. Many have been answered. How about you? Is the question ‘What should I do?’ still open?
Risk Management as solution?
Risk management as a management task has now become established in management. It is necessary as a consequence of the increasingly complex structures of our daily life and also in production, quality, logistics, trade, traffic etc. in a comprehensive planning. Using the example of the fire department, the principle of risk management can be simply illustrated. In the past, a bucket of water was sufficient, later vehicles were provided with water. Today it already starts with the selection of non-flammable materials. The aim is to ensure that the question ‘What should I do’ can be answered very quickly.
All risks considered?
Were or are you in a situation with many question marks? Have you ever asked yourself, ‘What should I do’? There are different reasons for such a question: Illness, job loss, accident, death of loved ones, separation, etc. Already considered? We see no need to change anything when things are going well. In addition, the usual risks are covered by the best possible insurance, yet sometimes you still asks yourself ‘What should I do’? Every crisis, every ‘what should I do’ points to what is not explicitly covered surely enough.
A large crowd in Jerusalem, according to a speech by Peter, was also aware of such a situation. At that time something historical happened. A very well-known person was sentenced to death days before and is said to have risen from the dead three days later. After all this happened, many Jewish believers from all kinds of countries celebrated the feast of Pentecost in Jerusalem. Peter explained, empowered and commissioned by the Spirit of God, the fulfillment of the prophetic writings about the necessary work of redemption of Jesus. This led many listeners into a crisis of meaning. “And they spoke to Peter and the other apostles: What shall we do …?” (Acts 2:37). It is one of the best known texts of the Bible in which this question can be found.
Jesus is coming again
Jesus comes, yes, ‘every year again’! Even for people who do not believe in the Bible, it is not necessarily new that there are people who visibly expect Jesus’ return. Only to really expect it is almost unrealistic. There will be no evidence for this event. It will remain unique in the history of the universe. Only with the question ‘What should I do?’ you can make the right preparation for this event today. This question will lead you into the book of Revelation of John.
What should I do?
Fortunately there is a clear answer to this question. The holy scriptures pass on many situations that are just as true today. It shows a typical characteristic of the human being who wants to live without the change through God. This is also in order, because the good does not force the good. But it also shows the possibilities for this change of a life without grievances. It is the only way out of the evils of our time. It is a life according to the law of God, which is the only way to live a life together without (self-)destruction. Jesus calls every person to repentance and has also accomplished the necessary redemption and accompanies you on the way to live according to God’s will. Better ask yourself today than tomorrow the question ‘What should I do?
Read your Bible daily, write down your thoughts. Make a daily decision for Jesus our Redeemer. Up to now God has allowed the wickedness of man to become fully visible. So that some people can still be torn out of their faint and brought to the conversion from the evil way. But soon he will accomplish his work of redemption through Jesus’ return. Turn back and get ready! Also read the book of Revelation of John, chapters 13-18, where you will also be confronted with the question, ‘What shall I do? Find an answer to this question, today.