January 27: “Stand Firm”
Verse Of The Day: “Stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is in vain.” – 2 Corinthians 15:58
Well, at least now we know how some Christians come by their arrogant stubbornness, I guess. After all, with God on your side, anything is possible (except providing any sort of tangible proof for your claims of divine oversight). Stand firm, you’re right – no matter what. Period! (Come on, people…)
Today’s Theistic Themes: Today’s devotional consists of two simple parts; A) Spending the vast majority of the page to remind readers just how busy, hectic, and futile their lives must seem on a daily basis, before, B) Enuring readers that no matter how boring, useless, unfulfilling their lives are, it doesn’t matter, because, “everything we do contributes to our Father’s master plan, his holy purpose.”
Wow – talk about a recipe for accepting complacency in the place of following any dreams toward a more meaningful life!?!? Also, what a recipe for arrogance to fill someone’s mind with the idea that everything they do is drastically important to the strategic plans of the creator of the universe? Jesus – really? No wonder there are such cries of persecution every time a Christian is simply told, “No.”
Short Secular Alternative: What about your plan? What about your purpose? Never give up on yourself! Would you really rather rest on your laurels to accept the fate of an eternal slave in some celestial chain gang? Or would you rather be a pioneer in the amazing journey of the only life you truly know you have to live? What are you afraid of? Never let anyone hold you back – especially your own fears that become manifested in the gods and monsters of your imagination.
P.S. Yep, I’m finally getting around to putting up a little tip jar.
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