“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”
During the past week or so, two different questions were stumbled upon which BOTH pointed in the same direction.
“Is life taking you nowhere?”
“Why is it “where are you headed” and not “where are you heading”?”
Can the reader speculate as to why the two questions were BOTH essentially pointing in the same direction?
BOTH questions basically asked readers to evaluate their life.
And how is it that MOST readers will evaluate their lives ALL in the same manner?
MOST readers will evaluate how well their life is proceeding according to the guidelines set by the world: a world which will not always be in the same configuration the reader finds it in today.
Those who focus on the world usually evaluate their life’s progress according to how they stack up in the ‘things of the world’ category.
“And he [Jesus] said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment [clothes].
The questions these folks usually end up asking themselves at some point is “Am I comfortable with where I am?”–and the answer to that question usually revolves around that person’s access to the things of the world.
“…know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
So, the thrust of both of those earlier questions was to get the hearer to render how his life was going–which is USUALLY based on how well one is doing in the Things-of-the-World Dept.
The evaluation of one’s life is completely different for a follower of Jesus.
The real Christian KNOWS that this world is FLEETING: it is here and gone in the twinkling of an eye.
Sixty, seventy, eighty, ninety–even one hundred years–is a VERY short time to all EXCEPT man.
This life is merely a test to see where one gets to spend the rest of eternity.
NOW, for the REAL questions behind this entire topic:
“How will the reader answer those questions?”
Does the reader use the yardstick of the world OR is the reader MORE concerned about his eternal welfare?
“How does the reader evaluate his life?”
HAS the reader arrived at an answer to those previous questions?
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: March 17, 2021.]
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