Thursday, March 24, 2011

March 24th – Proverbs 24: RESCUE!

“Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, "But we knew nothing about this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay each person according to what he has done?” – Proverbs 24:11-12

The Bible is explicit in its instruction to those who have found the path of life. We’re not to selfishly enjoy our little party with Jesus keeping it only for us, our family and friends. We’re called to bring as many people to the river of life as possible during our time here on earth.

Many are, as this proverb states, “being led away to death” or “staggering towards slaughter”. They are being led to death by the raging rapids of this world with its perversion and lusts. They are tortured by spirits of torment, sickness and death. They are being led away to death by false teachers and false prophets that deny the most basic tenets of the faith, including eternal judgment and hell. They are being led away towards death by a secular humanism that has permeated our culture and even the church. They are staggering like a drunken man towards their own destruction. The pied piper is playing his fell tune and still asleep, they head towards certain damnation.

Most telling in the proverb is the uncovering of the classic excuse, “But we knew nothing about this!” Ignorance will be no excuse on the Day of Judgment, first for the person who has fallen into destruction and then secondly for the one who had the truth, but didn’t help his fellow man. Jesus’ idea of saving the world was to serve humanity with every breath, healing, delivering and teaching anyone and everyone that would listen. He then gave his life as a ransom for many, not so we could escape a similar fate, but rather to show us the way.

He then told us,

“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:13

Make no mistake about it, we WILL be judged (and rewarded) according to what we do here on the planet.

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.” – II Corinthians 5:10

I’ve made my decision. My family and I are giving ourselves to rescue as many people as possible from certain death and destruction, laying our lives down for our friends.


Be like Jesus, HELP OTHERS.

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