“Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.” (Matthew 24:42)
COMMENT: It doesn’t matter what political stripe you may have but most Americans realize that it doesn’t make any sense to set a date that the United States will pull out of Afghanistan because all the terrorists would have to do is sit back and wait until after that date and then get into action. I believe that our Heavenly Father, in His infinite wisdom, decided not to tell us the exact date when Jesus was coming back. Can’t you just picture it in your mind’s eye? Many people would be “doing their own thing” right up until the “due date” and then, all of a sudden, they would repent and become “holier than thou”. Amos 4:12 exhorts us to “prepare to meet your God.” I’m not trying to be morbid, just spiritually realistic. Remember the farmer in “The Parable of the Rich Fool“, Luke 12:16 – 21. He was busy building bigger and better barns to store his crops, but that day was his last day on earth. I suggest that each morning we purpose to treat that day as, possibly, the last day of our lives. That way we will have the tendency to walk more closely to the Lord each and every day that “we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.” (1 John 2:28)
SCRIPTURE STUDY: 1 Thess. 4:13-18
WISE SAYING: PLAN AHEAD; IT WASN’T RAINING WHEN NOAH BUILT THE ARK.
POST SCRIPT:Deborah Simmons is an excellent columnist for the Washington Times Newspaper. She is also a subscriber to the Thought for Today. On the Fourth of July I read her column about our great Country and I was greatly impressed. Years ago, as a teacher, I taught American History, but Deborah really opened my eyes to many wonderful facts about our Country. Please go to:
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THERE ARE TOO MANY IMPOVERISHED CHILDREN IN THE WORLD! IT’S TIME TO DO SOMETHING!
WHAT WOULD LOVE DO?
Dearest Brother or Sister…we have heard from distressed people from all over the world. They are in need of our collective prayers. If you are reading this right now; please stop and read these scriptures below, please look at the faces of the little children and please ask the Father to use you in a way that He sees fit. We’re praying for you and will contin ue. Please write to us and tell us of the things God has placed on your heart and what you’ve done. One person can make a difference. -Cafe Sozo
“And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.”
“See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.”
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.