The first time I saw this image, I thought it was a bit morbid. In fact, it is morbid. It’s showing a hearse carrying away a deceased person with all of his earthly possessions being hauled behind him. Yet, the absurdity of this image compels us to almost immediately reevaluate the things we perceive as valuable.
Though this image appears smaller on the blog than I would like, if you click on the image, it shows in tiny print the powerful scripture that directly contradicts the image:
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy and thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, your heart will be also” (Matthew 6: 19-21).
In short, we can’t take it with us!! I hope you were blessed by this today.
I saw this cartoon earlier this week and, despite its simplicity, it truly spoke to me. As Christians, we need to remember that the Bible is our predominant tool in life. Can God speak to us in ways outside the Bible? Sure! However, the Bible is His foundation for us. The Bible is essentially our starting point, our “go-to” solution when we feel lost.
Do not fret if you have ever found yourself aimlessly turning through pages of the Bible not knowing where to start. It is okay if you have ever closed your Bible and still felt unmoved or not spoken to.
We have all been there. Just don’t give up, and know that God sees you trying and His promises will not fail!
On a similar note, when you feel like you do not know where to start, I recommend always going back to the book of John. It may be repetitive, but it is a wonderful starting point for everybody to truly understand God’s love for us.
I hope you are blessed by this posting, and never forget to love one another everyday!
One of my favorite life mantras has always been “Always be kinder than necessary. Everyone is fighting some sort of battle”.
This is a great secular statement, but does it correlate with the Bible? I have great news for you: for once, an awesome expression actually does align up with the Bible! That’s right ladies and gentlemen, this one’s got God written all over it. Let’s see what the Bible says about kindness:
“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you”. Ephesians 4:32
“But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great” Luke 6:35
In short, we all know that people who are unkind to us are the ones who need Christ the most. We become true mature Christians, once we have had the time to regroup and sympathize with the person’s pain.
It still doesn’t make the action okay, and the offender might not warrant a spot back in your life, but are we remembering to pray for this person, too?
Who can you forgive today?