Originally posted by duecer
worrying or even joyfully anticipating the end of days is an insult to the gift God gave you of today. Its like saying today doesn't matter, the world doesn't matter, what matters is some unkown day in the future that keeps me preoccupied. live for today, let God worry about tommorrow.
Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all ...[text shortened]... about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Sounds like a bad case of burrying your head in the sand here. So these words by Jesus mean nothing and we are to go about with our day to day life and just let God worry about the future? For real?
Luke 17:26-30 (New International Version)
26 “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.
28 “It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. 29 But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.
30 “It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed.
It would seem and it's sad, that something or someone has made this a common misconception among most religions. " Don't worry about anything. All you have to do is go to church and put your money in the collection plate, say you believe in Jesus and your saved..No worry's at all."
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 (New International Version)
1 Thessalonians 5
The Day of the Lord
1 Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
4 But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. 5 You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. 8 But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. 9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
These scriptures are in the Bible for a reason and it's not just to tell us about the future but it's telling us to prepare and make sure of our standings with God and that we are doing all we we're instructed by Jesus to do.
So how exactly is this an insult to God as these and many more warnings are in his word and written to us?
Should Noah not have taken his future seriously?