February 25 / Proverbs 25 / Luke 12


Proverbs 25:14

Please, for the love of God, don’t be that guy who is always talking about what he’s gonna do and rarely delivers.

Proverbs 25:16-17,27

Don’t do too much of anything, even good things. Don’t fill your schedule to the brim. Leave space for God, for self, for divine appointments AKA interruptions.

Proverbs 25:21-22

Actively showing kindness to those who do you wrong acts as the refining coals of fire placed upon something to be purified. This is God’s way, and it is much more powerful and effective than striking back.

(How different our lives would be if George Lucas named his second Star Wars movie “The Empire Shows Kindness!”)

Luke 12:4-7

Fear no one or nothing but God because only He has the real power and ability to destroy you.

People can only hurt you. They cannot destroy you or bring irredeemable harm to you.

Do not beĀ afraid of God tho, for we are of inestimable value to Him who made us out of His love.

Luke 12:22-31

We literally have nothing to worry about, ever. We are ultimately taken care of by the Ultimate One.

The only thing we should devote ourselves to fully, is Knowing God and His Kingdom. Everything else is an infinite, distant second. The rest will be taken care of. He promises this. And He can back that promise because, well, He made everything.

Do you believe this?

Do you live as tho it’s true?

Luke 12:54-56

We study so much with very little value in comparison to God and His word.

It is ridiculous when you think about it.

We try to land things on Mars, searching for answers to who knows what, yet we are depressed, starving, and killing each other.

We surf the internet for hours, when there are fatherless children in increasingly great number who need a mentor.

What if just 10% of this “ridiculous time” and “ridiculous energy” was spent on these much more worthy pursuits of people?

We could change the world, quite literally.

But we don’t.

We keep on with our selfish little pursuits of ridiculosity in our numbed sleepwalking substitute we call life.

Meanwhile, the world bleeds.

This is sad.

This is sin.

As Christ-followers, we are God’s healing agents in the world. May we not get caught up in the numb ineffectiveness the world would have us call “life”.

May we get caught up in Life that really is Life indeed.

God’s Kingdom. Where His desires for the world are carried out.

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