DIE ELKE DAG LEWE... Deel 4
Wat is dit wat die elke dag jou na nooi? Want ons almal is in 'n mate getrek na die toekoms, na dit wat ek bymekaar wil maak en na die suksesse en drome van my lewe. Maar wat kan vandag gebeur of ek toelaat in my lewe wat vandag redding in my lewe kan bring?
Paulus beskryf die lewe van elke dag as 'n lewe wat nie jouself gedraai is nie maar 'n gedeelde lewe met ander mense.
Die Message parafrase veruidelik dit vir my die mooiste...
Lees saam my...
Looking at it one way, you could say, “Anything goes. Because of God’s immense generosity and grace, we don’t have to dissect and scrutinize every action to see if it will pass muster.” But the point is not to just get by. We want to live well, but our foremost efforts should be to help others live well. So eat your meals heartily, not worrying about what others say about you—you’re eating to God’s glory, after all, not to please them. As a matter of fact, do everything that way, heartily and freely to God’s glory. At the same time, don’t be callous in your exercise of freedom, thoughtlessly stepping on the toes of those who aren’t as free as you are. I try my best to be considerate of everyone’s feelings in all these matters; I hope you will be, too. With that as a base to work from, common sense can take you the rest of the way. Eat anything sold at the butcher shop, for instance; you don’t have to run an “idolatry test” on every item. “The earth,” after all, “is God’s, and everything in it.” That “everything” certainly includes the leg of lamb in the butcher shop. If a nonbeliever invites you to dinner and you feel like going, go ahead and enjoy yourself; eat everything placed before you. It would be both bad manners and bad spirituality to cross-examine your host on the ethical purity of each course as it is served. On the other hand, if he goes out of his way to tell you that this or that was sacrificed to god or goddess so-and-so, you should pass. Even though you may be indifferent as to where it came from, he isn’t, and you don’t want to send mixed messages to him about who you are worshiping. But, except for these special cases, I’m not going to walk around on eggshells worrying about what small-minded people might say; I’m going to stride free and easy, knowing what our large-minded Master has already said. If I eat what is served to me, grateful to God for what is on the table, how can I worry about what someone will say? I thanked God for it and he blessed it!
Ons wil goed lewe nie net oorleef nie, wat moet ons doen? Een van die goed is, ons moet die lewe deel en ons lewe moet gee!
En... moenie spoke opjaag oor alles nie, en moenie alles deur afgods-toets vat nie... lewe met die vryheid en stel verhouding eerste!
Wat nooi die Here jou na uit in die elke dag lewe? Elkeen se storie is uniek... wat is jou uitnodiging... of wat is dit wat na by jou oor jou lewe opkom?