Monday, July 12, 2010

More Thoughts on Luke 16:9

I had some further thoughts on Luke 16:9 that I wanted to share.

This Kingdom Life is not only about striving to be good,
adhering to the Law as carefully as we can,
dotting each "i" and crossing each "t".

We are to concentrate our attention on the bare essentials:
The Gospel, loving God, and sharing the The Gospel with others.

There are people all around us who need Jesus.
They need us to be able to relate to them where they are at.

We will run into adversity as we live this Kingdom Life,
seeking the Lost – offering them the Bread of Life.

We need to do more than just keep ourselves from falling into sin.
We need to stick to the basics of our faith and creatively give out what we have been given.

"I want you to be smart in the same way — 
but for what is right — 
using every adversity to stimulate you 
to creative survival, to concentrate your attention 
on the bare essentials, so you'll live, really live, 
and not complacently just getting by on good behavior."
Luke 16:9

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