Saturday, May 15, 2010

Just Simply Live

Just simply live.... can we do that? Can we just simply live? Can we live to live, and nothing more. Or could it be that there must always be something to live for?

"Where there is no vision, the people perish", so the Bible tells us. But a vision is just a dream, right? Well, Easton's 1897 Bible dictionary describes it as "a vivid apparition, not a dream". describes an apparition to be "an act of appearing: manifestation". And it describes manifestation as "a materialized form of a spirit." So this makes me think... Jesus Christ was the manifestation of the the Son in the Holy Trinity. So that would mean that Jesus is an apparition, which would mean that Jesus is a vision, which would mean that Proverbs 29:18 could read "Where there is no Jesus, the people perish".

This goes so much deeper than just our earthly lives. Can we simply live? I believe the answer is no. Living is not simple. The Bible says in Galations 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me...". The third definition of crucified is to "subue (passion, sin, etc.)". So we must be subdued to live? What kind of living is that? The best kind! It would seem so contradictory, but it's the best freedom you can have! And then to think that we are able to live eternally. We are able to live almost forever (not completely forever, because we do have a starting point and God does not), our minds cannot even fathom that! If we are able to live forever, how can we just simply live? How can we live eternally and just simply live?

We have to live for something! And we have to live for it with all that we are! We live for Christ or we live for Satan, we live for Heaven for we live for Hell. The question is who and what are we going to live for. The question is: Will you just simpy live?

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