“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might” (Ecclesiastes 9:10). Whatever our hand used to find to do kept us very busy. Since schedules have changed during Covid, and there’s been a lot more down time, laziness can rear its ugly head. This Morning Message shows us that laziness only hurts ourselves.
There is a lot of interesting history in this world. The American western frontier brought people of many different creeds and beliefs away from the Eastern Colonies. Because of disagreememnts over doctrine, many preachers decided to simply use the Bible as their standard. From this simple decision, came a plea to restore New Testament Christianity and leave creeds and opposing doctrines behind. The kindest thing we can do for ourselves and others is to teach the truth in its context. It may just cause an awakening.
How will you be remembered? Maybe you have heard a eulogy and it represented a summary of your loved ones life. If you wrote down your own eulogy today, what would you write? Wouldn’t you want to be known for kindness?
It is very easy to get to a place in our lives where we feel comfortable with where we are. The problem with this is when problems arise. Our comfort can quickly be disrupted. If we choose to be clay, we will be able to bend with whatever comes our way and not shatter. We will choose to hold to the hand of our Creator, the Potter.
CAN YOU THINK OF A BIBLE VERSE THAT SHOWS THIS? (Caps Lock for emphasis)
“God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance: (2 Peter 3:9). Repentance is a choice, therefore God is willing to allow all people to choose their consequences. Kindness means we speak the truth to our neighbor, or loved one. But it also means we give them the space to choose for themselves.