By Blamuel Njururi, Kenya Confidential Editor-in-Chief, Nairobi – September 10, 2017
The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord
Our Sermon this Sunday highlights three important aspects of life most of us take for granted Health, Freedom and Life and advises on how we should relate to other people guided by patience and God’s Love.
Popcorns are normally fried in the same pot, in the same oil, at the same time and under the same heat conditions, but they do not all pop at the same time.
When flood comes, fish eat ants and when flood recedes, ants eat fish, only time matters.
To make soap, oil is required and to clean oil, soap is required.
When we destroy the environment we destroy trees ignoring the fact that when we die we require wood for our coffins or cremation.
This is the irony of life. Everybody needs somebody and environmental products at any one point in time.
Do not despise or treat anyone with scorn or contempt when they are excelling or failing more than you.
There is time for EVERYTHING and for EVERYONE.
Keep TRUSTING in God and WAITING for your turn.
Your time to POP will come at God’s appointed time. NEVER GIVE UP!
He makes all things beautiful in His own time.
Every new day is a gift and opportunity to live in peace by yourself and humanity.
Any day is designated good by the Almighty God and we all can enjoy it if we appreciate the great gift if life unto all of us without subjecting fellow human beings to misery and suffering to satisfy our SELFISH desires.
Living in Harmony with Nature is the Key to enjoyable days, weeks and indeed, years of Good Life.
If in doubt visit three places –
- Jail and,
- Cemetery and you will understand the value of Good Health, Freedom and Life.
At the Hospital, you will understand that nothing is more beautiful than good health. Proverbs 20:17 teaches us that; Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, but afterward his mouth will be full of gravel. Those who suffer from Gouts know every well the intense pain they occasionally suffer after years of indiscriminate consumption of beer and nyama choma.
In prison, you’ll see that freedom is the most precious thing. Colossians 1:13 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, helping us to understand why we are delivered from darkness.
At the cemetery, you will realize that life is worth nothing, the ground we walk today will be our roof tomorrow. Indeed, we are reminded in Job 34:15 “All flesh would perish together, and man would return to dust.” And in Job 21:26 “They lie down alike in the dust, and the worms cover them.” – rich or poor, powerful or weak.
Indeed, a dead body is never rich nor poor, powerful or weak whether it belonged to a King or street pauper. Giving value to the dead is superstitious human fear for the unknown. Indeed, when Jesus died for us there were no ceremonies at his funeral.
Let us therefore remain humble by having the fear of God and respect for everyone. Isaiah 38:17 “Behold, it was for my welfare that I had great bitterness; but in love you have delivered my life from the pit of destruction, for you have cast all my sins behind your back.”
Live and let Live in the Great name of Almighty God the Creator of all forms of Life on earth and heavens. Amen.
May the Grace and Mercy of the Almighty God follow us every day. Remember Ecclesiastes 12:7 “And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.”
Let us all remember that when we die we leave all our wealth here on earth. In the old days some leaders like Egyptian Pharaohs were buried with lots of gold jewelry and even servants but when their tombs in huge magnificent pyramids were opened many years later, they were found to be decomposing or mummified – not enjoying any of the luxury of this world.
Now lets ponder over the following teachings;
Moses commanded the Levites who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, “Take this Book of the Law and put it by the side of the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may be there for a witness against you. For I know how rebellious and stubborn you are. – Deuteronomy 31:25-29
Behold, even today while I am yet alive with you, you have been rebellious against the Lord. How much more after my death! Assemble to me all the elders of your tribes and your officers that I may speak these words in their ears and call heaven and earth to witness against them.
For I know that after my death you will surely act corruptly and turn aside from the way that I have commanded you. And in the days to come evil will befall you, because you will do what is evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking him to anger through the work of your hands.”
But test everything; hold fast what is good. – 1 Thessalonians 5:21
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ – Matthew 7:21-23
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 6:23
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. –John 8:44
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind. When it was full, men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into containers but threw away the bad.
So it will be at the close of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. – Matthew 13:47-50
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things (fulfillment and happiness in life) will be added to you. – Matthew 6:33
You are alive, and so am I. The bird I hear singing is alive, and so is the tree outside my window dancing to the wind. However, the wind blowing past the tree is not alive. The computer you’re using to read this Sermon is not alive, and neither is a chair or table. The parts of a chair that are made of wood were once alive, but they aren’t any longer. If you were to burn the wood in a fire, the fire would not be alive either.
When you are fulfilled in life, you enjoy good health, you enjoy yourself and you value your life – so should you value those of others.