Friday, June 14, 2013

don't worry! you ARE going to die‏

Matthew 6:27

And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
Is there a right place for thinking through what we eat and to what we subject our bodies (organic food, cell phone waves, microwaves, yellow #5, etc…)?

Can you by worrying about these things make sure that you live longer?

Can you by putting into practice better eating habits and limited exposure to laptops and smart phones increase the likelihood that you will have a healthier life?

But rest assured, you will die when God wants you to die.

Take note crunchy moms, you and your kids will live as long as God wants you to live.
Take courage from this.

Take comfort.
It’s not ALL on you.

My wife has the following verse taped to the side of our fridge to keep this principle in perspective:
Romans 14:17

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Jesus’ concluding words on this topic in the “Sermon on the Mount” may be the basis from which we affirm Paul’s declaration in Romans above.

Matthew 6:31-33
31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Everybody wants what’s best for them.

That is commonplace.

That is to be expected.

It is uncommon and unexpected to lay down that life for which everyone else strives so hard to protect in order to obtain and inherit eternal life from God in Christ.

Protecting our earthly bottoms is base.

Perishing daily voluntarily is beatific

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