Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Life

 

Life is not the Game of Life, spin the wheel, pick up a wife, kid(s) and a profession.  


Why?


Because, we are playing on the Lord's board and we do not get to spin the wheel.


We are dealt the cards of fate and how we play, what we choose to do, determines our destiny.  


What we play for, what is on the line, is our immortal souls.  


Fail our tests of character, practice harm and misdeeds and what we win is a trip to hell.  


If you imagine that you are the chess master and that you control every fate and variable including your own, then you are playing with yourself on a very small and tiny board;


And quite missing the point of life.


Our purpose is not to delude ourselves in the power of gods and fail our tests of character as we covet what belongs to the Lord in sins, our purpose is to be stewards, not rulers, not conquerors conquered by sin.  


As stewards, we have responsibilities (within our purpose/talent/calling) and must fulfill our responsibilities with standards of care and meet the Lord's expectations.  


Failures simply mean an unfulfilled life incomplete in its purpose.


When we are weighed at the end by the scales of the Lord's Judgement, our character and deeds or misdeeds determine the outcome.


Incompatibility of heaven means corruption of the soul and damnation.


Therefore, before you treat life as a game, know what is really in the line and what and Who it is you are really playing for.  




  "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see the Lord."                                - Matthew 5:8  Without a pure heart...