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Friday, May 22, 2020

Think About It

                                                     It’s Not What I Want
                                                      Pastor B.J. Knefley

I read an article this morning about someone who had filed a lawsuit about a law which everyone reports is a good law but according to this person, “It’s not what I want”. Really? We file a lawsuit because it’s not what you want? Makes me want to tell them to suck it up butter cup, it’s life and it’s not about you.

We live in a time when what we want seems to be more important that what’s right and reasonable. We all have seen children throw temper tantrums when they don’t get what they want and it seems that adults are no different. How is it that we’ve come into a place where entitlement is the rule of the day? Whatever happened to the idea of submission? Have we come into a time where self-importance takes precedence.

Laws and rules are everywhere in society. They serve a specific and good purpose. Can you imagine what football or baseball would be without rules? Every type of game we place has within its design, rules that govern its play. The absence of law and rules leads to anarchy. Please understand that I’m not saying that all rules or laws are good and don’t need to be changed but do they need to be changed because of one person? Is the fact that it isn’t what I want sufficient? As a child, I attempted to rewrite the rules of Monopoly to further enhance my chances of winning. What seemed to work in the short term, had longer lasting consequences in the long run. Seems that my parents had other ideas about my rewriting the rules.

Here’s what I know, in the end, we all die. That means that what I’m fighting for now may have no significance in the scope of eternity. Just because I want something, doesn’t mean it’s the thing to have. King Solomon wrote in the Book of Ecclesiastes, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” “Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.” Seems simple enough doesn’t it. Think about it


white Russian said...

Luke 6:39
John 19:7
Matthew 24:9-11
John 16:2
The Stasi said, "I didn't pull the trigger, I only loaded the gun."

Anonymous said...

Agree Bernie & a great word !!!

Anonymous said...

This is so true! People today are sheep. They are dependent on all the wrong things. Phones, TV, computers, prescription drugs, social networks and on and on. This whole Covid-19 pandemic showed us many of you have failed as human beings. You allowed yourself to be consumed by fear. Fear of what? Fear of a virus that was manufactured in China with collaboration with our own medical experts and funded by you. ( If you pay taxes) We paid for this virus to be manufactured to be used against us. Research the facts! Go to Walmart but don't wear a mask. But don't go to church because you may spread a virus. If you have half a brain maybe you can look at all the facts. This is not about health. It's about power and control. You have all just been bumped by the shark. He did not bite you but he made you know he is there. Marshal law. Total control of your actions and thoughts. Please wake up. Stop being dependent on government. Soon this will be the new normal. That's when it's time to really get their attention.

Anonymous said...

I'm done. You should burn books! Post it or shut down your site.