Gleanings – Just Do It God!

Advent 2, Tuesday, December 11, 2012

1 Thessalonians 5:12-28

“He who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.”

Just do it! Great slogan Nike has given us. Significant enough, it is to Nike, to be trademarked.  Step up and man up are the Just Do It’s of another age and culture. Taken as meant and we are the center of the universe not unlike in the slogans “Have it Your Way” and “You Deserve a Break Today.”  It is all about us, me, you. These appeal to our basest of instincts. They feed our narcissism.

When it comes to be sanctified, being transformed into the likeness of Jesus and leading a life worthy of our calling, it is all about God. He sanctifies. We are kept sound and blameless. “He will do it.”

Culture teaches one thing. Jesus teaches something else. Which one has captured our imaginations?

“Just Do it! Please God.”


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