Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sirach 5

Sir 5:1  Set not thy heart upon unjust possessions, and say not: I have enough to live on: for it shall be of no service in the time of vengeance and darkness.
Sir 5:2  Follow not in thy strength the desires of thy heart:
Sir 5:3  And say not: How mighty am I? and who shall bring me under for my deeds? for God will surely take revenge.
Sir 5:4  Say not: I have sinned, and what harm hath befallen me? for the most High is a patient rewarder.
Sir 5:5  Be not without fear about sin forgiven, and add not sin upon sin:
Sir 5:6  And say not: The mercy of the Lord is great, he will have mercy on the multitude of my sins.
Sir 5:7  For mercy and wrath quickly come from him, and his wrath looketh upon sinners.
Sir 5:8  Delay not to be converted to the Lord, and defer it not from day to day.
Sir 5:9  For his wrath shall come on a sudden, and in the time of vengeance he will destroy thee. 

In summary, we're not as awesome as God.

This weekend, my sister showed me this article at USA Today: Many say, "So What?" to God, Religion

This is a disaster for Christians, says Scott McConnell, director of LifeWay Research. "If you're not worried about heaven, you won't notice or care if Jesus is essential your salvation. You're not thinking about any consequences," McConnell says.
I have to wonder if the "disaster for Christians" part is a quote from Mr. McConnell.  It isn't a disaster for Christians - it is a disaster for those who are apathetic.

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