The Unexpected

Have you heard the saying “life comes at you fast”? Usually that statement refers to some unexpected event or tradegy in ones life. Unfortunately, that is the way life is, unpredictable. The scriptures point out this fact, and warn that we should be prepared for the unexpected. The rich man thought since he had barns full of goods he would just relax, but life came at him fast, and he died. He failed to include God in his plans which was a fatal mistake. The five foolish virgins planned on going to a wedding, but life came at them fast when the bridegroom was delayed. They had not prepared by taking extra oil. Those who were prepared for a delay were taken into the wedding, and the door closed while the foolish were away buying oil.

Life, death, the judgement, are all things the bible says we need to take seriously, because their arrival can, and most likely will, be sudden. If they come at you fast will you be prepared or out buying oil?

Published in: on November 10, 2009 at 11:10 PM  Comments Off on The Unexpected  
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Beware of sin

Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, “I have acquired a man from the Lord.” Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord. Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.

So the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.” Cain’s anger kept him from ruling over sin and he murdered his brother Able causing God to severly punish him.

Sin is a serious danger, not something laughable or funny. Yet in our day it seems that most don’t look at it in that way. It lays at the door of each one of us, and as the Lord warned “its desire is for you”. Peter says it like this: Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour (I Pet.5:8).

Sin needs to be identified. It runs rampant and has been accepted by far to many of our citizens. The time has come to return to righteousness as described in the scriptures, before sin destroys our nation.

Published in: on October 27, 2009 at 11:59 PM  Comments Off on Beware of sin  
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