:a short trip taken to attend to some business often for another
Errands USED to be thought of as those little journeys (perhaps to someone’s home or business) which were productive in nature.
Years ago, a neighbor woman–who lived on a farm–was constantly referring to her “errands” into town. These trips usually involved selling eggs, shopping for groceries, picking up this or that which was needed on the farm or “seeking advice” from a person she most likely wanted to visit anyway.
The neighbor woman and her regular forays into town to conduct her errands was brought to mind recently when a group of elderly gentlemen were overheard discussing the various duties of their retirement lives.
One elderly gentleman referred to his many errands he had to run: some apparently at his spouse’s bidding; others, at his own.
However, listening to the gentleman go over his laundry list of (what he called) “errands,” the realization came that many of today’s errands differ from the errands of a previous era.
Those errands of yore usually had AT LEAST THE APPEARANCE of productivity. They accomplished some useful purpose–even if that purpose was only to “seek advice” while enjoying the company of others.
Today’s errands seem to accomplish little more than killing time; i.e., today’s errands are more “open-ended” (such as shopping for a new shower curtain or eating lunch at a previously uncalled-on restaurant or pursuing the possibility of hidden treasures at local garage sales.
Or maybe it’s just that the errands of today are by those who desperately seek something to occupy their time.
“He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.”
Just a friendly reminder: there are more productive errands to be run.
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DOES the reader make lists of his “errands“?
ARE the reader’s errands time sensitive; i.e., do they HAVE to be done by a certain day OR can they be performed at some other time later without much notice?
It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 4, 2019.]
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