Sunday, June 24, 2012

Big Investments with Little Moments

Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
Matthew 24:35

One thanksgiving my mother marveled at how it takes several days to prepare for the Thanksgiving meal and only an hour or two for us to all eat it and slip into a turkey coma.  We invest money and time into our cars, knowing that one day even the best cared for car will fall to pieces and find its place in a junkyard.  We even invest hours into our diet and exercise, caring for our body with a great deal of time and effort.  These investments are all important and positive investments of time.  However, there is an investment that we can make that will never pass away.  The word of God will never pass away.  We will still be talking about it in the New Jerusalem, marveling at the amazing God revealed in it.  That is a good investment.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Where is the Wise Man?

Where  is  the wise? Where  is  the scribe? Where  is  the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? (1 Corinthians 1:20 NKJV) H. G. Wells, in his science fiction classic "The Time Machine", writes of a man who travels forward to what the author imagines the end of the world to be like.  Wells adopts the atheistic eschatology that everything will decay, fall apart and the sun will burn out ending all life on earth.  It is a hopeless and pathetic end.  He resolves that if this is the way things end it only leaves man to "live as if it were not so" because the philosophy of meaninglessness gives no reason to go on.  God, again, makes foolish the wisdom of the world.  While the godless world system must live as if they didn't believe what they believe, believers are filled with a future that promises the hope and life of a future eternity with the loving Savior Jesus Christ, by whose life, death, resurrection, ascension and seating we are saved.  While the world must look at what they have foolishly believed and pretend that it isn't true.  Believers can live constantly and consistently in the truth of God's revealed Word.  Awaiting the blessed hope of His appearing.