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A Second Home


Even as the famous Christian philosopher of religion, Elton Trueblood, has written a book entitled YOUR OTHER VOCATION   where he advocates based on Ephesians and other Bible that your primary vocation is to be a Christian while your other vocation would be the way in which you make a living; so in that trend and spirit, it should be advised that according to the Bible “your other home”—we might say “your second home” is the one that burned down in California or that could burn down any place in this world!  At least this is true for believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, for Jesus said:


“Let not your heart be troubled {the 11 Apostles were grieving from loss of security and comfort much like thousands in California are now grieving from loss of security and comfort}; you believe in God {do you that have lost your homes in San Diego and the rest of California really believe in God—it will not increase your grief to consider eternal questions like this in a time of grief crisis}, believe also in Me {primarily do you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior and as Lord of your life, the only way to the God of the Universe and the LORD of Creation.}.  (John 14:1)


“In My Father’s house are many mansions {there is room for you at the most secure and comfortable inn in the universe}, if it were not so, I would have told you, I go to prepare a place for you.”  (John 14:2)


Larry King with his so-called panel of spiritual advisers to the California people were right to deal with persons in the classic psychological terms of grief counseling, but insufficient in that they did not deal with the depth of Bible truth available always even in times of grief crisis.  Believers like movie stars and the other wealthy people, especially around Malibu were not losing their primary home but a second home.  Surely the grief from the loss of  “things” on the part of a movie star or other wealthy person is not the same when they have three or more homes, nor the same for a believer in Jesus Christ who has the conviction that the home that burned is a home second to the permanent home in heaven which can not be shaken or burned; and furthermore even more so that for the movie star, the home that burned was a temporary living quarters.  Like we sing, “

This world is not my home, I am only passing through”; and crisis like that of the California burning are opportunities to show that conviction is real!


Of course, believers like unbelievers and movie stars have to have food, shelter, and clothing like anyone else for the short time they are here on this earth before the welcome by Jesus to their permanent and secure home in heaven {which by the way will be lowered to the new heavens and the new earth after the destruction of the old heavens and the old earth}.  Jesus took care of this in Bible teachings when He provided the proper perspective for the eternal and spiritual versus things in crisis or in normal times as recorded in Matthew 6:33:


“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”  (Matthew 6:33)


Granted if these things such as a house and belongings have been the primary seekings of your life up until now, then the grief will be larger.  If you have primarily sought with your family up until time the kingdom of God and His right ways, then the grief will be there but much less.  However, if you have not given priority to God and His eternal kingdom, what better time to make such an emphasis in your life than now!


Would we take advantage of you now during this time of crisis to evangelize?  You bet, these truths of Jesus and the Bible are just as true now, perhaps even more so as you see the temporal nature of things, as they are in routine times; and you can count on them far more than some video and sound image coming from space like from god, because they are from the God of the Universe and Creation that wrote the Bible over a period of thousands of years to give us exactly what we need when we will believe.  These visual and sound images from space have certain obligations to their status and popularity to speak on the world news about such grief; however God’s Word and the messages of God’s Word for such crisis were there all along for hundreds of years in the same Bible.  Now, is a good time to appropriate those truths for yourself!

2007-10-27 14:01:22 GMT
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