Our Time is Passing:
He said to another person, “Come, follow me.” The man agreed, but he said, “Lord, first let me return home and bury my father.” But Jesus told him, “Let the spiritually dead bury their own dead! Your duty is to go and preach about the Kingdom of God.”
Another said, “Yes, Lord, I will follow you, but first let me say good-bye to my family.” But Jesus told him, “Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and then looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God.” – Luke 9:59-62
God has numbered the hairs on our head and the days of our life here on earth. It is vitally important that when we surrender our lives to Him, that we obey the commands of the Lord, and go and preach about the Kingdom of God.
In these scriptures we read about full lives, obedience, reconciliation, spiritually dead, and our need to be faithful to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers. We realize the Yeshua the Messiah, the King over all the Earth, the Son of Adam has fulfilled our need for redemption and is seated at the right hand of the throne of David.
We need to embrace our need to be used by God, to be led by the Spirit in the expansion of the Word of God into the hearts of all people on the face of the earth. We must remember Jesus is counting on you to be His agent and messenger of the Good News. This can only be accomplished by a life transformed by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and and life of obedience to the Spirit’s directions.
King David responded, “Call Bathsheba!” So she came back in and stood before the king. And the king repeated his vow: “As surely as the Lord lives, who has rescued me from every danger, your son Solomon will be the next king and will sit on my throne this very day, just as I vowed to you before the Lord, the God of Israel.” – 1 Kings 1:28-30
Abraham gave everything he owned to his son Isaac. But before he died, he gave gifts to the sons of his concubines and sent them off to a land in the east, away from Isaac. Abraham lived for 175 years, and he died at a ripe old age, having lived a long and satisfying life. He breathed his last and joined his ancestors in death. His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, near Mamre, in the field of Ephron son of Zohar the Hittite. – Genesis 25:5-9
Just as Isaac and Ishmael buried their father Abraham together thousands of years ago, we are called to be agents of reconciliation to be the one new man.
Questions for reflection:
- Do you understand that you are God’s choice?
- How are you spending your time in light of who you serve?
- When you look back over time do you remember the promises God gave you?
- Are you a minister of reconciliation for the World to see?
- How do the words that Jesus said, “Let the Spiritually dead bury the dead” impact you?
- Are you able to discern the spiritually dead around you and instead cling to the Life in front of you?
- Are you willing to activate your faith?
- Are you able to stand on God’s promises to you, when things look impossible?