Isn't It Strange!

Author Unknown

Isn't is strange how long an hour seems at worship, yet so short playing golf, fishing, camping, or watching a movie or ball game?

Isn't it strange how a $20 bill looks so large at offering time in worship, yet so small at the supermarket or movies?

Isn't it strange that reading the Bible is a chore, but that reading the newspaper, magazine, or TV guide is a daily habit that we look forward to and miss if we cannot do it?

Isn't it strange how we like the extra innings in a ballgame, but we lament if the preacher goes over by ten minutes?

Isn't it strange how concerned parents are about their children's homework, yet they seem to clare less about their level of Bible knowledge?

Isn't it strange that many christians cannot explain the plan of salvation, yet they can explain their jobs and hobbies in great detail with much enthusiasm?

Isn't it strange that many church members can tell the plots of TV soap operas and sitcoms, but they cannot explain the major themes of each book of the Bible?

Isn't it strange that people make it a point to arrive in plenty of time for the ball game or movie, but they always dash to church at the last minute?

Isn't it strange that people want to go to heaven on their own way, but seemingly few are eagerly interested in getting there on God's terms?

Isn't it strange how many people will spend hours of time, energy, and care on their earthly home, but make very little preparations for their eternal home?

It really isn't strange, when you determine where the hearts of these people really are. The apostle Paul gave us some advise that we really need to put into our lives to remove these strange queries.

Phil 1:9-10 "And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, {10} so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ;"

Col 3:1-2 "If then you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. {2} Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth."

Phil 4:8-9 "Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worth of praise, let your mind dwell on these things. {9} The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things; and the God of peace shall be with you.

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