Thought for the day

Thought for the day


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Jim Buller

7 hrs ·

None of the other ‘preppers’ in Noah’s day made it through the crisis.
(And for the purposes of this discussion, I mean that term in the broadest, most inclusive sense possible.)
From time to time I have put up posts about the need to prepare for the end-times. In response, almost invariably, there are comments that express different opinions regarding what should be done to prepare. Many of these comments concern me, as they go off, in one direction or another, from what God has told us to prepare for and/or from what He has said to do to prepare. What really concerns me are those who essentially state that, ‘Yes, God has said to do ______, but I don’t see how that can work out,’ or, ‘That just doesn’t work for me.’ These statements are then frequently followed by an alternative proposal.
Brothers and sisters! From it’s beginning, the ‘great controversy’ has been about God’s wisdom -vs- any other wisdom –angelic/(demonic) or human. Lucifer claimed that God needed to make changes in His plan to better suit the angels. Essentially this was placing his wisdom above God’s. And this same principle has echoed down through the ages. In this context it is worth noting that the basis for the whole Seventh-day Sabbath -vs- Sunday issue revolves around the same thing. (Google: ‘7th day restart’ for an example!)
Please study the parables that Jesus gave contrasting ‘wise’ and ‘foolish.’ Also note the contrasts between God’s wisdom and human wisdom in the first 3 chapters of 1 Corinthians. And, read the whole book of Proverbs, as it deals with this same subject.
It really does matter that all of our preparations be according to God’s plan. Even though it will conflict with our own wisdom, trust God’s wisdom! It is not safe to ‘lean on our own understanding.’
(Again using Noah as an example –see Hebrews 11:7), this begins by ‘walking with God,’ (see Genesis 6:9), or to put it in New Testament language, be sure we are ‘abiding in Jesus,’ (see John 15:4-5). Second, is to allow the Holy Spirit to work in and through us to benefit/bless others, (see John 3:19-21, 15:1-8 –note here that ‘bearing fruit’ is the result of being connected to Jesus, and that ‘fruit’ is something plants do, not for themselves, but for others). Thirdly, we must study and trust the warnings and instructions given in the Bible’s prophecies, and act according to what God has revealed in them.
None of the other ‘preppers’ in Noah’s day made it through.

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