Monday, March 9, 2009

Redeeming the Time

Job 14:1-2 (NIV) "Man born of woman is of few days and full of trouble. He springs up like a flower and withers away; like a fleeting shadow, he does not endure."

Not everyone is as pessimistic as Job, but then again... he did suffer a lot for the Lord. Read his words though, MAN'S TIME ON THIS PLANET ARE SHORT. If that is the case, and it is, what are we to be doing during our short stay?

The Bible contains many commands. Don't murder. Don't steal. Don't commit adultery. Someone once questioned the Lord Jesus about one law's superiority to another. This is what the Bible records:

One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, "Of all the commandments, which is the most important?" "The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these." (NIV, Mark 12:28-31).

Notice that the Lord grouped these two together:
  1. Love the Lord your God with your total being.
  2. Love your neighbor as yourself.

This is what we are to do while we enjoy our stay on Earth. The questions is:

Are we doing it?

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