Summary: There are 3 solemn days we all face... Are we ready to face these difficult times?
LEARNING TO FACE SOLEMN DAYS...
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
SOME THINGS IN LIFE COME BY INSTINCTS?
BUT MOST OF LIFE IS LEARNED BEHAVIOR?
Jeremiah 12:5 If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?
Jeremiah 12:5 (MSG)
Jer 12:5 "So, Jeremiah, if you're worn out in this footrace with men, what makes you think you can race against horses? And if you can't keep your wits during times of calm, what's going to happen when troubles break loose like the Jordan in flood?
Hosea 9:5 What will ye do in the solemn day, and in the day of the feast of the LORD?
EVERY LIVING PERSON WILL FACE SOLEMN DAYS...
Contrary to what some TV preachers teach ---
LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS A BOWL OF CHERRIES... I promise sometimes LIFE IS THE PITS...
Just ask JOSEPH ABOUT THE PITS OF LIFE.
Joseph had a dysfunctional family? He was hated by his brothers? He was stripped of his COAT OF FAVOR?
He was thrown in a pit (well)? He was sold by his brothers? He was sold in Egypt? He was accused falsely? He lay in a prison cell many nights? He was forgotten after the dreams?
LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS FAIR?
IN BIBLICAL TIMES A MAN WAS PAID HIS WAGES AS SOON AS THE WORK WAS OVER.
There is no seniority in SPIRITUAL ISSUES.
Matthew 20:4 And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way. 5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise. 6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? 7 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive. 8 So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first. 9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. 10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny. 11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house, 12 Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day. 13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny? 14 Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee. 15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? 16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
Why did the Master pay them backwards?
DID YOU AGREE FOR THE PAY SCALE? Why murmur?
The Master has every legal right to do with his own as he pleases?
1. WHAT YOU GOING TO DO IN THE SOLEMN DAY OF SICKNESS...
EVERY PERSON THAT LIVES LONG ENOUGH IS GOING TO FACE THE SOLEMN DAY OF SICKNESS... REGARDLESS OF YOUR SPIRITUAL STATUS... WE SHALL ALL FACE THE SOLEMN DAY OF SICKNESS?
We once knew a man that had been blessed with SUPER DIVINE HEALTH. He never had a headache, he never had pain. He would stand up in church and tell everyone WHAT A SIN TO GO TO THE DOCTOR and take medicine. This was easy for him to say? He never took one pill for his life time.
Note: He did wear glasses?
One day he woke up with absolute pain. He was doubled up and crying. He had his family call the ambulance and rushed him to the hospital. He spent days under medical treatment and medicine. See, the reality of life hits.
OK, LET'S APPROACH THE THOUGHT? If you are in the hospital, what terrible sin have you committed?
John 9:2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? 3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
THE RAIN FALLS! When the rain falls it is not selective on good or bad? It is life!