Friday, February 8, 2013

Hent (Matthew 25:1-13)

Good morning all,

The word of the day is "hent.” There are some pretty cool parables in the Bible. Matthew actually takes an entire section to group together parables of Jesus. Whether or not Jesus actually sent them all specifically together is not really the point. The point is that Jesus had some really good to let people know in terms of living life correctly. And, it is amazing that all of these parables really make a ton of sense still even today. The parable below has to do a bunch with what it means for us to wait for Jesus with expectancy.

The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’
~Matt 25:5-6

My question is: are you waiting for Jesus to come back with expectancy? What I mean is, the way that we act really tells a lot about who we are in Christ. Your actions make a ton of difference, both to believers and those who do not know Jesus. For believers, it helps people renew their faith and strengthen their resolve to follow Jesus. For those who are nonbelievers, it is almost doubly important for us to act according to the will of Christ. The reason for this is that the old saying is, "you may be the only Jesus anyone ever sees." It is time to hent, or seize, each moment for our God.

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