Oh my, Father, what an absolutely beautiful day! A warm bright sun… still some color on the trees…thank You, Father for the gift of Your majesty!
Matthew 5:25-26 (<<click the green)
I’ve been trying to break an old habit. In order to keep relatively even wear on the slacks I wear to work I rotate them but the old habit I had was not hanging them up right away when I took them off. For years I would lay them down nicely, first one pair, then another, then another. Quite often I wouldn’t hang up them up until the next rotation started. Bad, bad habit!
But I must say that for the most part that habit has been replaced! I am now a regular hang ‘em up guy! I also put my shoes back into my closet daily and I keep the top of my dresser clear of clutter! Yay! (Karen appreciates it, too!)
It is much easier to deal with things when they are little before they start getting bigger and out of control. In today’s mini-parable, Lord, Your advice is to take care of things before they get any bigger, if not, they can get out of control quickly – with tragic results. My study Bible* states,
‘In Jesus’ day, someone who couldn’t pay a debt was thrown into prison until the debt was paid. Unless someone came to pay the debt for the prisoner, he or she would probably die there.”
Way too often we are too embarrassed or stubborn or maybe even apathetic, to deal with confrontational things when they are small. It just seems easier to avoid them altogether. But, Lord, Your way is based on love. And love wants to address things right away – to make amends while things are easier to mend. Following Your way keeps things moving along. May we make a habit of fulfilling Your will here on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.
Nov 8th, Wed, 10:49 am