Wednesday, October 01, 2014

If the End Was Near - 2

As one would expect, there should be an impact on your life when you live at the end of your life.

Some people might not be able to face it. Some people might have the ultimate, unending party. But if you are a member of God's family, you know the party is coming. Now is the time for something else. And the writer discusses things we should focus on, in light of the end of time.

I find it interesting to note that the instructions do not include: 
   • make sure you don't sin, 
   • share the gospel a lot.

I can imagine some TV preacher speaking on this subject and those two things would be at the top of his list.

"You are going to go into the presence of the Lord. Don't go with the stains of sin on your soul. "

"This is your last chance to make your life count for eternity. Millions are going to hell. Don't let them perish without the opportunity to know about Jesus' love for them."

I will not argue against these two "made up" statements. The issues are important. But the writer of Scripture did not include them in this case. What did he include? What did he, and the Spirit, consider important?

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