What would Jesus say to the 21st Century Church?
Today, Jesus' message to his church might differ in some regions. Yet, wherever there is wealth, emerging wealth, or even perceived wealth; wherever people are self-confident instead of Christ-dependent; wherever people's hearts hearken to voices other than His voice, I can imagine Jesus delivering words of rebuke, correction, encouragement, and hope to those who love Him and seek to serve Him. His words might well be similar to these...
Part 14 of 15
Now, modify how you consider time and how you use it. When you contemplate change, you default to timelines and deadlines. Remember, I created time! Yet, many of you have become slaves to time and made idols of the little gadgets you use to cope with time.
I am not pleased. When I think of change, I always have eternity in mind.
Return to worship me, not the things that I have created – not even abstractions – not even change. Put away your boisterous confidence. I see you’ve become befuddled and confused. You’ve become busy though I’ve called you to come away with me.
Some of you see these things. Others only sense them as passing thoughts. Many of you have been too too preoccupied to have even noticed.
Change your ways. Rest in me and know that I alone am God.