13 Oct Heart to Heart with God: Day 132_Separating the Good From the Bad
by Michael Bluemling Jr.
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015
Day 132- Richmond, Virginia: Separating the Good From the Bad
What is the process of distinguishing between the right and wrong or good and bad in life? Is it based on past experiences that we have faced, is it through observation from laws that have been enacted by man that have played out in a judicial system, or is it through the Word of God that has been spoken to us from first hand experiences based on our faith in Jesus Christ? Regardless of how we received the message from God, we most likely know what is expected of us when we are faced with moral decisions.
The choice between good and evil falls on our shoulders and with the help of God, who is always listening to our heartfelt prayers, we will make the right decisions prior to us being judged on our individual day of reckoning. How will we prepare ourselves for what is to come? The truth is that we have an opportunity everyday to grow in our faith and draw closer to understanding what the definition of being a Christian really means. From Matthew, the “Parable of the Net” explains and acknowledges that there are many different types of “fish” that will be caught as God decides who is worthy of His Kingdom: “Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish. When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away. This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous”.
We will be separated and the bad fish will be thrown away and destroyed. This is not a threat, but rather a warning by God for us to either adhere to the Word of the Lord or to be faced with a severe reality that may hit us when it is to late. We always have time to repent, don’t we? We should not wait until the last minute to find out, which way the wind will blow. Rather, we should be proactive as we challenge and position ourselves towards the way of the cross, living a life that brings us closer to God.
Reflection Day #132
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: