Save yourself, Lose it All. Lose Yourself, Gain Everything.

I want to say this up front: this may offend you. It offends me, but it needs to be said. If social media is any indicator, much of what we do is not because we care, or are passionate about causes, but done in the name self-preservation. Our desires to shout one another for wearing, or not wearing masks, our desires to tell everyone else what they must be thinking or feeling, or they are wrong (or the terrible names we call someone who does not agree with out position) and even the desire to keep to one's self, and, especially, not share the hope we have in Jesus Christ. It's all done in the name of Self-Preservation. We are enamored of our selves. It is the chronic condition of humanity. Over and over throughout the History of humanity, both the Old and New Testaments testify that we are chronically self-concerned, and do so in the name of self-preservation, we dominate and destroy one another. What is our hope, then? It is only in submitting to God. Surrendering everything, and that means EVERYTHING. What can't you turn over to God? Is it hindering you? Is it keeping you from the peace and promises of God? Consider the words of Christ:

And he said to the disciples,“The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. And they will say to you, ‘Look, there!’ or ‘Look, here!’ Do not go out or follow them. For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all— so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed. On that day, let the one who is on the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away, and likewise let the one who is in the field not turn back. Remember Lot’s wife. Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will keep it. I tell you, in that night there will be two in one bed. One will be taken and the other left. There will be two women grinding together. One will be taken and the other left.” And they said to him, “Where, Lord?” He said to them,“Where the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.”Luke 17:22-37


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