Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Playing it safe

The Bible has plenty to say about people who do evil. But what about folks who play it safe, do no harm—what one writer called “good, honest, inoffensive folk”—people who lay low and don’t bother anybody? Well, if we can believe Jesus, the safe players are anything but safe.

Jesus told about a rich man who went away and left small fortunes with three of his workers. Two of the workers took chances and doubled the boss’s money. The other one played it safe and simply gave the boss his money back when he returned. Only one of the workers ended up getting fired; can you guess which one? (Read Matthew 25:14-30 if you still don’t know).

Jesus wasn’t teaching a lesson in money management. He was talking about God’s Kingdom. The King doesn’t call us to get saved and get comfortable. He calls Christians to take up our crosses and follow Jesus—into suffering and into death. And the amazing irony of the Kingdom is that dying to ourselves is where the real treasure is.

(c) Copyright 2008, A. Milton Stanley

15 comments:

NaNcY said...

HEY!

i needed to get that message!

i praise GOD!

GOD bless you big time, brother.





wow


what a really really good message



smile

Milton Stanley said...

Wow! Glad to hear it.

hennhouse said...

Came to you through Nancy's blog--and I couldn't agree with her more--this is a REALLY good message.

Milton Stanley said...

Thanks for saying so, and happy blogging at the HennHouse!

Anonymous said...

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Please, ask, ask, and ask.

Jaime

Anonymous said...

That story is a proof that good not really exit, because if he is as good as you people said, he will not let other people or animal suffer for the pleasure of your prayers. You people are so centered on just believe what you have being told without asking, please, read the book “THE GOD DELUSION”, and you will understand how you are being brain washed for this people that are ignorant and approach our children to brain wash their mind with terror pictures of burning on hell if they not do what the bible says, a book full of errors any way. Don’t just believe, ask, ask and use not the bible as your base book, you are cleaver people over there, get out of that religion ignorant that try to robe your live of the real beauty, because you can do good for yourself, not because a old man is looking to you from the sky. Be good, be free, please, don’t let your children’s suffer all their lives what you suffer, terror of being send to hell, hell is here, is were this people try to take your life. Look back, did you have un alternative to not believe, no, you did not, your mind was bombarded with religion before you did understand what other choice did you have.
Please, ask, ask, and ask.

Jaime

Milton Stanley said...

Thanks for the comment, Jaime.

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