We all have an idea.
“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”Hebrews 4:12
No more need be said! Why? It is available to almost all. In Nazi Germany and in various parts of the world, a tight limitation is placed on distribution, reading, sharing. If you have a bible, or access to one, do you read it? Why I ask if you don’t? This is the day of technology, cell phones, tablets, Pc’s are available to most. If not available secondary to cost. The physical bible exists. Torn sheets of Scripture were passed around, memorized. It might have slipped our minds, but there currently are ‘memory’ games. Use yours lately?
I asked my children what their favorite bible verses were. I am proud to say that they knew. Didn’t hurt to ask, it is my hope that it stimulated a desire to know more. ONE spoke of the book of Job, very deep! In our lives we all experience ‘hardship’/challenges. We’re there so many before we chose to follow The LORD? Movies/books/shows… I will be honest, these take time away from truly studying or reading The Word.
When was the last time you did? We habe shared on this subject before. What is your favorite verse, book, chapter? So many things come easily: John 3:16, “All things work together for good…”, 1 Corinthians 13’ing it (The ‘love’ chapter), Galatians 5:22’ing it
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”
The Scripture touches on everything. Think, it is history, what happens that has not happened before? Sound familiar? Ecclesiastes 3:15
“Whatever is has already been,
and what will be has been before;
and God will call the past to account.”
Let us look further! Ecclesiastes 1:9-11
“What has happened before will happen again. What has been done before will be done again. There is nothing new in the whole world.
“Look,” they say, “here is something new!” But no, it has all happened before, long before we were born. No one remembers what has happened in the past, and no one in days to come will remember what happens between now and then.”
But! “The wiser you are, the more worries you have; the more you know, the more it hurts.”
I need say no more! We may find ourselves in a ‘pickle’ ever happened? As I just shared, the story of Job has so many reminders of life. Yes, there were things he did which we might not agree with, like offering sacrifices when his children came back from a ‘party.’ Can anyone ‘ove-do’ it? Yes! But all to Gods GLORY. The sacrifice has been made! Our sins are forgiven. We have someone, a place to turn to! Hebrews 10:10 “And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”
Frankly, I need say no more, it has been shared. What we go through is in no way new. Cancer- surgery/chemo? Been done, or how/why would the treatments exist? Yes! I will brazenly say that it in some ways is a blessing. We have shared on this, we might have watched or heard of the movie Quo Vadis. What was the advantage? A few minutes of unbelievable ‘torture,’ then an eternity of bliss.
We at times are so centered on the ‘now’s, how about the ‘then?’ I will ask, where are you going? Thought of it?
Even being philosophic:
The Ultimate End – We believe and faith it. There are untold grammatical offerings, look it up under “Ultimate end.” You will see why I shared that.
We are, we have, by His grace, we are going, Amen.