Okay…we have been talking about food…when it is ripe…when it is good. We have been talking about God’s will…determining…searching…etc. The last thing is to get moving.
You can spend your entire life…searching…seeking…blah, blah, blah…and never actually “do anything.” I think Jesus puts it well when He talks about the good samaritan.
You have probably heard the story, but the backdrop is that a man asked Jesus about inheriting eternal life. Jesus asked him what the law told him to do? He replied…He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
Then he said…who is my neighbor…Jesus ended the conversation in a way that said…”just do it.”
It is found in Luke 10:30-37 – In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’
“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
So be encouraged…it is as easy as just doing it! Start now…you won’t regret it.
Grace and Peace, Dan