Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.
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An email from a sister in the Lord.
I wanted to quickly say that I’m so glad that you said Saturday night, “We are just passing time on this Earth.” Everything we do is just passing time and you were talking about the attitude of a servant.
Sunday I usually get sad b/c the work week is about to start again and the weekend is over. But, this time I thought, “I’m just passing time by going to work.” Just look for opportunities as you pass time there!
I woke up at 4:30 am this morning and instead of thinking, “aww, it’s so early, I want to go back to bed” like I do every morning, I thought, “Welp, I’m up early and passing time; it’s all good.” I thought about it all day at work. After work, I usually rush out to get home. Today, I walked and passed time enjoying my walk to my car and my drive home. I love thinking like this. Things don’t seem as important - I mean being anxious about getting things done or stuff like that. I want to slow down and enjoy each passing moment, no matter what I’m doing. It feels like a big adventure, you never know what the master will have you do next. Meanwhile, just enjoy living life and wait on the master.
Beautiful! Sounds like thoughts coming from a slave.
Solomon said, “He who hastens with his feet is sinning.” There is no one who can be in a constant hurry and keep from sin. Righteousness includes faith and wisdom, and faith and wisdom teach us that we have nothing to do here on earth but pass our short time doing the will of God, until the Master comes and takes us home.
To paraphrase an old saying, “If you live in a hurry, you will die. And if you don’t live in a hurry, you will die. So, why hurry?” Hurry is not faith, and it is not wisdom.