Thursday, July 30, 2020
Be silent before the Lord God! For the day of the Lord is at hand; the Lord has prepared a sacrifice, he has consecrated his guests.
And he said, ‘Let anyone with ears to hear listen!’
Words of Grace For Today
Be silent! The day of the Lord is at hand!
Let anyone with ears to hear listen.
Silent Dread, no opportunity to protest.
If one has not believed then now one will, without a doubt.
For God is all powerful and all knowing.
It’s not like the threatening spam email I received that claimed my computer was locked! Well it’s not. But the email claimed that the writer could see through my camera, but it’s physically covered so even if someone activates it, it’s blank. And of course the email demanded bitcoin payment to a numbered account, untraceable, with the threat to share the video made of me with all my contacts.
This is a bad hoax, a spam email, a real idiot who wrote it, but a poor sucker who would fall for it and make payment.
One could treat God like a stupid spammer, wait and see that God is real, for real and one’s own judgment day is real.
There are things to take seriously by trusting them; God’s Word is the prime example.
There are things to not take seriously by acting as like the joke is on in the ‘threatening’ idiot: a good example is a spam email that demands money.
Place dread where it is accurate.
Place trust where it is warranted.
As one knows quite well that Jesus’ pure record stands in for one’s own very imperfect record there is nothing to fear of the Day of the Lord.
Rather it is something to await with great anticipation and joy.