Not Now!

What is something you look forward to and gladly exchange your precious time for, and if it didn’t happen, you would be MOST disappointed? For many Christians, an example of that occurred on Sunday evening, and I’m not referring to church. I can picture that if the rapture had happened during the big game, many would have exclaimed, “OH NO. Not right now. It isn’t over!” “But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works. And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them” (Psalms 106:35-36).

I don’t believe it isn’t because they don’t love Jesus. They would say they do love Jesus. But do they love Jesus enough to truly value and live by His commands to us? If we LOVE Jesus and are grateful for our salvation, everything else this world offers pales (stinks) in comparison. We set our affection (heart) on things above where Christ is seated at the right hand of God, not on things of the earth (Col 3:2). 

Some might say, “Come on. God expects us to have some fun.” Really? “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58). We will look at this verse in more depth next week.