Sunday, February 07, 2016

This week's lesson (February 6-12): Jesus' teachings and the Great Controversy


"Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who build his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 
"But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a crash." -- Matthew 724-27, NIV.
Sin is easy.

It's like building a house, said Jesus. You can put your foundation on stone -- but in the days before bulldozers and explosives (or even wheelbarrows), that means lots of work with picks and shovels.  Then too, you'll need to carry all your building materials uphill, up to the top of that rock

No, it's easier and faster to just burn-off the brush in some arroyo or wadi, level the sand, and build your house down where the land is cheap and building materials are close by.

Likewise, it's easier to lie than to tell the truth.

Easier to cheat than to study for the test.

And as you see in the above video, it's much, much easier to grab one marshmallow now than to wait for two later on.

But then the rain falls, the stream rises, your parent/teacher/spouse discovers the truth . . .

And that's when you discover that sin may be easy today.

But it sure can be tough on tomorrow.



And if you want to see what a flash flood looks like in Israel today, then here's a video!

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