Romans 15:4 (NLT)
4 Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.
Matthew 5:13New (NLT)
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.
Such things as the scriptures teach us. What exactly are we being taught? A life of sacrificial service maybe? What kind of “car” did Christ drive? He didn’t – he borrowed a donkey for his last walk into Jerusalem. What kind of home did he have? He didn’t. He slept where he could. What job did he have? Well, he was a carpenter and must have lived off his life savings for his years in ministry. Yet those things (and more – clothes, friends, status, blah, blah, blah) mean so much to us…
We have the history of Christ’s words, the history of mankind, our relationship with God, our relationship with each other. The scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.
It might be that we should be working to fulfill those promises while we wait for God to return. He will return – in some way he will return. I don’t know how exactly, or when, just that He will.
What kind of salt are you? Are you working His kingdom here on earth or are you working yours? Do His words, whether black or red, mean to you what the mean to Him? What does a Christ like mean to you?