To Mask Or Not To Mask?


I  believe the Bible is the Word of God. Period.


Proverbs 11.14 “Where there is no guidance, a people falls; but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.”

Proverbs 15.22 “Without counsel plans fail; but with many advisors they succeed.”

Proverbs 24.6 “for by wise guidance you can wage your war; and in abundance of counselors there is victory.”

I also recognize that Proverbs are principles, not promises.

Which helps to digest those three verses in view of the last few months.

I have some friends who are pretty smart…and are on opposite spectrums regarding masks.

I read people with so many initials after their names they look like thermometers. And they are diametrically opposed concerning masks.

Some of these “experts” have changed their minds.

And too many people are treating those who disagree with everything from pity to hatred.

I’m not going to mention what I am doing regarding masks.

I’ve read too many opinions, arguments, “facts.”

So even though the Word encourages getting counsel; in this matter I’m done.

Well, not quite.

I’m asking The Counselor for wisdom, because James tells me I should – “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” (1.5)

And however He leads; I won’t mandate that everyone should follow my decision; nor will I look unfavorably at someone who makes another decision.



Author: Jack Hager

Jesus invaded my life shortly after my arrest at age 26. I spent the first few years of my new life incarcerated. Went to Bible school after parole; have served with Kansas City Youth For Christ, Headwaters Christian Youth (Rhinelander, Wi), Family Life Ministries (Bath, NY), and now with Midland Ministries (Saint Joseph, Mo). Married with four children, work with youth, adults, inmates. Heavily involved in Bible quizzing for four decades. Narrow minded about Jesus and the gospel; fairly open minded about most other things. Speak in churches, camps (both teen and family), civic groups, public schools, Christian schools and colleges...amazed I get to do what I get to do....favorite verse Romans 15.13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you, by the power of the Holy Spirit, may overflow with hope."

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