Consider the Lilies..: Whatcha gonna do..?   

Nov 19, 2012

Whatcha gonna do..?

Jesus encouraged believers not to be troubled.  "The end is not yet," He said after He spoke of the wars and rumors of wars that will grip hearts with fear.  even as nations and ethnic groups rise against each other, and civil disorder, racism, antisemitism and economic conflicts and aggression break out, and military and political conflicts flare up, we are not to fear.  Matthew 24:6 records Jesus saying "See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet."  Jesus meant people should not be troubled like the rest of the world, because we still have a framework for interpreting these events, which will mystify everyone else.  We will understand that God is on the move, orchestrating these events, as things move closer to the end.  Even though we will be hated by all nations, we can stand unafraid, and secure in God's love for us and His perfect plan.
End-Times Simplified
by
David Silker

So, what should we do?  We could: 
A) Continue to argue and debate with each other..  We could move to Canada..  Or maybe to Texas where we could sign a petition to break away from the rest of the country..  If we don't like how things are going, we could  just wash our hands of it and leave..  We can decide that anyone who doesn't agree with us is wrong, and make sure that everyone knows it.. or..
  
B) We could stand our ground..  We could see the world for what it is and where it is headed, and intercede for it..  We could read the Word and speak it to others..  We could do what Jesus told us to do and endure..  We could not only say we love each other, we could act like it..  We could let go of our pride, our differences of opinion and indignation, and treat others the way we would like others to treat us (whether they ever do or not)..   We could pray..  

I think option B looks pretty good..?

1 comment:

  1. In the great words of Madea..."I'll take option 2 for $200 Alex." :)

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