often we regard our sabbath services like rituals.. but this lesson is constructive in a way which the prophet is telling us that we need to look beyond rituals.. our worship should go beyond the rituals so that we can exactly feel the holy spirit speak to us.
Seek the Lord and live is interesting news because the Lord loved us first and gave us an example about life and how we should behave. A funny thing today people see life as if they are the provider of life not realizing that God is the only provider of life. If we do the right thing, God multiply our days on earth, but if we keep on sinning, we shorten our days of life. This week's study opened the eyes of many people on earth who keep on sinning. Hate what is evil, love what is right.
Some human right issues conflict with the word of Yaweh. What in the past was regarded evil, we embrace as Good. Homosexuality has been legalised. Countries that are resisting to legalise are denied aid by the developed nations. This is regarding evil as good.
While some of our jobs in the secular world are very noble, this is not the work that God has called us to do! He has told us to build up his kingdom on earth, he gave this same commision to his 12 disciples, but some how we think the work has changed, we spend 8 hrs a day building up the kingdoms of this world and leaving the work of God undone! No wonder theres a famine of the word, we dont really believe the prophets testimonies.Jesus never taught the disciples to build up the kingdom of Rome and rest on the Sabbath day! I'm afraid we got it all wrong, the church of laodicea!
Comment by kimberly thomas — May 4, 2013 @ 6:53 am
As I understand it, seeking first the Kingdom of God does not mean that we should not work for a living. But it does mean that at all times and in all places, we should seek to do the work of Christ.
Being engaged in the work places provides opportunities to meet people and influence them for the Kingdom -- providing we look for these opportunities and have our hearts open to the Spirit's leading.
We are to go where the people are and to meet them on their own ground. All are called to be witnesses, while few are called to preach the gospel full-time.