"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Saturday, July 30, 2011

On My Mind


We must always look ahead and prepare for what is coming. The seasons come and go and while it is warm and delightful we must plan for the cold and chilly days ahead. Sometimes I am surprised at how some people are shocked when winter arrives.

I suppose that is how life is. An awareness hits us all at some point or another that life is a gift and we all are on a time clock. None of us are on the same time, so in essence we do not have the seasons over and again to remind us. Instead we have another powerful reminder of what is ahead, and what we can do to prepare.

We all will die. Some of us may die in sickly, old frail bodies gasping our final breaths, while others will die in a brand new edition of the human body, shiny, fresh and young. It is a reality that all of us face. No matter the condition of our body the surety of the season of death awaits us all.

So how can we prepare? What can we do? How can we be ready for our final destination because body condition is clearly not a requirement. So what is the requirement?

Belonging to a church?
Being good?
Paying tithing?
Not swearing?


The requirement is Jesus Christ. Through Him one can have eternal life. Have you ever seen the poster at a sporting event-John 3:16?

Well John 3:16 is in the New Testament and the verse says~ For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

As I reflect upon the upcoming winter I have you, the reader of this blog on my mind. If we prepare so efficiently for one season, why should we not prepare for something far longer than a season?

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