Blind Christians - A
Soul Snack 207/12 ... Blind Christians - A
Many western Christian's walk through life sliding white ball-tipped sticks before them.
The modern western Christian faith is blinded to the Cross. Christian's have missed the point in their hunger for prosperity, their giving so as to leverage God's generosity and their insatiable eating from the Tree of Knowledge. Their appetite is for indulgence, wilfully excused by the exchange of faith for knowledge. They boast our knowledge is deep but are truly blind to the true shallowness and poverty of their faith. They have failed to grasp the pain and claims of the cross.
The gambit of eternity is secured in the flesh - yet spiritual living, the denial of self, the promotion of another, the thirst for righteousness or the trust in God's promises today for the future is neglected, even rejected.
We work, we chat, we plan, we think, we act, we sow and we even sit as if life belongs to us and our future is ours to determine. This is consummately wrong.
Jesus told the anecdote of a successful farmer who thought he owned tomorrow. This farmer planned his tomorrows, stored up his wealth in newly erected barns and determined to eat, drink and be merry - BUT he didn't even own tonight! For Jesus explained it was upon that very night his life would be required of him. (Read the parable in Lk 12:13-21)
Who will seek God's interests above their own?
Who still believes the future belongs to their planning?
Who accepts and lives as if they do not belong to themselves?
Who reflects upon this in life - the things done in the flesh must be be accounted for in the spirit?
It is still no more correct for a Christian to live as if his life is own, than it was that Christ should die in the first place.
"A crucified Saviour will never be content to have a self-pleasing, self-indulging, worldly-minded people." ~ J.C. Ryle
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Gal 2:20)
Today's Soul Snippet:
"He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." ~ Jim Elliot