Monday, October 3, 2011

Is It Really Funny?

A recent FB post caught my eye – and I wonder how funny these really are:
  • Funny how we call God our Father and Jesus our brother, but find it hard to introduce them to our family.
  • Funny how long it takes to serve God for an hour, but how quickly a team plays 60 minutes of basketball.
  • Funny how hard it is to read a chapter in the Bible, but how easy it is to read 100 pages of a best selling novel.
  • Funny how everyone wants to go to heaven provided they do not have to believe, or to think, or to say, or do anything.
  • Funny how so many churchgoers sing "Standing on the Promises" but all they do is sit on the premises.
  • Funny how people want God to answer their prayers, but refuse to listen to His counsel.
  • Funny how people think they are going to Heaven, but don't think there is a Hell.
Let’s take a short survey and find out if any of the above appears to be ‘funny’ in relation to our lives.
Do we speak of the time we spend with our Father in prayer?

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. (Matthew 6:9 KJV)

Or do we just expect they’ll see us in church.  Oh, do we go to church?

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, (Hebrews 10:25a KJV)

Do we find Bible verses hard to take, and the pastor one who steps on toes? Well, Peter thought Paul’s were hard, too:

And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. (2 Peter 3:15-16 KJV)

As for that heaven/hell bit – Jesus spoke of its existence, and of some headed there:

Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? (Matthew 23:33 KJV)

Thanks be to God that He also gave us the answer to that very question:

That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. (John 3:15 KJV)

Revelation 22 describes the Tree of Life, beside the River of Life.  Take time to make your arrangements to picnic with me there during eternity.


  1. Excellent thought-provoking post!
    Blessings to you and yours.

  2. I agree with all the things you said.

    The Lord Himself said that He cannot be mocked and will reward / punish us of what we do for Him.


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