The Rear-view Mirror

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But Jesus told him, “Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and then looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:62 NLT)

“No man, having put his hand to the plough . . .—The image which our Lord used was, as usual, one that went home to the personal experience of His hearers. They were of the peasant class, and they knew that the eye of the ploughman if he is to do his work well, must look straight before him at the line of the furrow which he is making. To look back, while working, is to mar the work entirely. The man who so looks is therefore, ipso facto, disqualified for the work of God’s kingdom” (Elliotts Commentary for English Readers).

Interesting analogy that Christ uses when people give excuses as to why they can’t move forward right now.

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Is God a Narcissist?

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Oil on canvas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One day, a junior associate, named Robert, walked into his supervisors office, questioning the decision she had made. Michelle had determined that business needs outweighed Roberts desire to join a summer golf league. After a rather lengthy conversation between the two, Robert abruptly left her office. On the way back to his desk, and over the course of the next several days, Robert expressed his frustration and made sure that everyone knew how displeased he was with the decisions Michelle had made.

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Unintended Consequences

KarmaThe Law of Karma is the great ’cause and effect’ philosophy that many people reference when something bad happens to another individual. Newton’s third law says ‘for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction’. The Holy Bible, when it talks about ‘sowing and reaping’ describes the basic nature of God’s justice in Galatians 6:7-9.  Read more of this post

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