Thursday, January 29, 2015

Kingdom Come

today's readings are Exodus 8:1 - 9:35, Matt 19:13-30, Psalm 24:1-10, and Proverbs 6:1-5

it's hard to believe. Pharaoh just kept hardening his heart, over and over. I know that God was showing off His power, and that it wasn't just Pharaoh's choice... but still.

and the most amazing thing to me is that when Moses asks when he should send away the frogs, Pharaoh says "hmm.... how about tomorrow?"

tomorrow??  why not today? why not this second? this is one of the most ridiculous examples of procrastination I've ever heard of.

but we do the same. St Augustine has a famous quote. he said "Lord, make me chaste. But not yet."

when will we learn that God is not trying to deprive us of something good? God wants us to have life, and life more abundant! He gives us nothing but good, all of the time. following God means choosing what is best. every time.

so many times I hear people say that they'd be mad if everyone went to heaven. "if everyone is going to heaven, then why have I bothered being a Christian?? I should just live it up like they do!"

this shows that the person living their life as "a Christian" still has alot to learn. we don't follow Him because He promises us Heaven eventually. we follow Him because it is what is best for us, here and now and forever. we enter eternal life, the Kingdom of God, now! not one of these days.

let's not forget to pray, and mean it: Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth (and in my life) as it is in Heaven.

1 comment:

julie reedy said...

Yes indeedy send the frogs away.......tomorrow. One of the dumbest statements. Our goal for being a Chritians should not be judging others and the way "they act and live", it should be an internal focus not an external focus.if a person feels a huge loss from being a Christian , then they are missing the joy that God is giving us.