Jeremiah 2:26-28 (ESV)
26 “As a thief is shamed when caught, so the house of Israel shall be shamed:
they, their kings, their officials, their priests, and their prophets,
27 who say to a tree, ‘You are my father,’ and to a stone, ‘You gave me birth.’ For they have turned their back to me, and not their face. But in the time of their trouble they say, ‘Arise and save us!’
28 But where are your gods that you made for yourself? Let them arise, if they can save you, in your time of trouble; for as many as your cities are your gods, O Judah.
Judah must cover a lot of countries these days. In the times of “Create a God you like that fits your lifestyle” (that would be today as much as it was back in Jeremiah’s day) we always return to God when it comes to foxhole prayers. I bet even most atheists do when it gets really hairy. Come on, admit it. The point here? We’re wired for God because he made us that way. We know him even when we want to ignore him and pretend we don’t know him. And it’s been that way since Adam made his fateful mistake that day way back when.
There will be more coming – I know it’s true because Christ has told us so, I just don’t know when. There will be a whole lot of us who have turned our backs to Christ, not our faces who will be doing an about face.
Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV)
24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
If you’re a Christian, let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works. One another, brothers and sisters, let’s consider how to stir one another to love and good works.
I know this is directed at the family of believers, but shouldn’t it include believers and non-believers? We’re called to be the light. We’re called to attract through our actions, not our words; to let Christ’s words and the Holy Spirit do the work on our hearts and the hearts non-believers.
We’re called to stir up one another to love and good works. Stir up everyone.