A Word of Pastoral Wisdom

Good day all,
Ecc 7:1 says, A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.

As I reflect on all the things that are transpiring in the world with COVID, life, death, hate, love, unity and division. I have come to the conclusion that time in this earth truly is very short!

Which means, do not take life for granted. Do not take friendships for granted. Do not take loved ones for granted. Because tomorrow is not promised! This is why today is called the “Present.”

Solomon, the wise man said that the day of one’s death is better than one’s birth. Why?

Because although birth is beautiful, we are born into a world full of trouble and pain. Especially in the times in which we live.

Death according to the wisest man that ever lived is inevitable, and is better than birth. No one likes death, but death in the Lord frees us from sickness, pain, trials, and troubles. Understand, that it shall come to us all. The Hebrews writer said in:

Heb 9:27 KJ2000, And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.

We shall all stand before the LORD one day. So, live life with joy and do not take relationships for granted. The Lord also said something profound in
Matt 22:37-40:

37 Jesus said unto him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

The greatest commandment is to love God with all your heart, and love your neighbor. In these two virtues are relationship with God and others. Repentance is unto God. Forgiveness is unto your neighbor.

Today, reflect on your life and your relationship with God and others. Remember, yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but what you do today, determines your tomorrow!
Remember to live life today, with purpose in Christ!

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God bless, Pastor Quinn

Faithful Friends

Proverbs 27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

Solomon gives us wisdom that a true friend will tell you the truth in love, although sometimes the truth hurts. But it is the truth that makes us free! (John 8:32), and a friend does it with good intentions.

Likewise, a frienemy will tell you exactly what you want to hear, even if it isn’t the truth. Which can be harmful!

Jesus often said hard things in scripture to his disciples, but it wasn’t to hurt or harm them. It was to help them!

As a result, those same disciples became Apostles and world changers through the Gospel of the Kingdom!

Last but not least, always remember to encourage and build one another up. Never use words to tear one another down! Especially as believers in Christ! There is enough negativity in the world!

Today, as a friend give someone an encouraging Word that will make their day!

God bless! Pastor Quinn