Attachment to the current world places us in a state of false security
Thursday July 14, 2022
Theme : " Attachment to the current world places us in a state of false security " Text : Matthew 24:32-42
32. Learn from a simile from the fig tree. As soon as its branches become tender, and the leaves sprout, you know that summer is near. 33. Likewise, when you see all these things, know that the Son of Man is near, at the door. 34. Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all this happens. 35. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. 36. As to the day and the hour, no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. 37. What happened in the days of Noah will also happen at the coming of the Son of Man. 38. For in the days before the flood men were eating and drinking, marrying and marrying their children, until the day that Noah entered into the ark; 39. And they knew nothing, until the flood came and swept them all away: so will it be at the coming of the Son of man. 40. Then, of two men who will be in a field, one will be taken and the other left; 41. of two women grinding at the millstone, one will be taken and the other left. 42. Watch therefore, since you do not know on what day your Lord will come.
Let us have the sensitivity to perceive life through the prism of the children of God. These are not driven by the vanity of their thoughts but they are dependent on their Heavenly Father. Pagans are. Thus Ephesians 4:18 Paul said of the Gentiles, "They are dulled in mind, alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardening of their hearts" . The pagans do not see the cycles of life coming as foreseen by God since their intelligence is obscured. The truth is immutable, but it is only for those who are led by the Spirit of God. In Noah's day, many animals obeyed to go up into the ark while people doubted and perished in their disbelief. It is when life is going wonderfully that one must beware of the blindness and insensitivity of the heart. A comfortable or stable life can make you forget the dark times of the past; believing that the new life becomes permanent. Let's not get attached to this false security because things can go downhill and bring everything back to our mere expression. Excellent Thursday. Amen Alain Louz.-