Hello to all my brothers and sisters in Christ,
As I write today’s study reminder, it has not yet begun to ice or snow here. However, there are strong predictions that the ice and snow are coming. Yesterday, I noticed a larger-than-normal amount of people out and about getting their shopping done. Plus, one of the main topics of discussion on the news and on Facebook is the weather. Today, the grocery stores are still hopping. I have to admit that I too was out getting a gallon of milk in case my family becomes homebound for a few days, and I noticed that there wasn’t many gallons left. It makes me wonder, though, out of ALL those people I saw who appear to be concerned about the approaching weather system, how many of those people are concerned about God’s inevitable judgment? Are they prepared for that as well? Am I?
This week, please read more about Paul the Prisoner, Acts 23:1-24:27.
“And as he (Paul) argued about justice and self-control and future judgment, Felix was alarmed and said, ‘Go away for the present; when I have an opportunity I will summon you.'” (Acts 24:25)
Have you ever had this happen to you, where you were talking about the kingdom of God, God’s judgment, and/or morality and those with whom you were speaking could not listen any longer? Or, on the other hand, were you ever the one who had to stop listening? When have you noticed people or yourself being uncomfortable when listening to or learning about God? What makes them uncomfortable?
Have a safe, warm, and spiritual week and Ash Wednesday!