Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Why Christians Should Prepare

I think also of the Parable of Ten Virgins in Matt 25. Matt 25:6-11
"But at midnight there was a shout, 'Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.' 7 "Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. 8 "The foolish said to the prudent, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' 9 "But the prudent answered, 'No, there will not be enough for us and you too; go instead to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.' 10 "And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut...13 "Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour. "
clipped from millennium-ark.net
Why Christians Should Prepare
Frequently Stan and I are asked "Why do I need to prepare? God will provide," often citing Matthew 6:25. Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life,
It doesn't say anything about not preparing in the face of danger.

Genesis illustrates this point well.
Genesis 41 (NIV) recount the story of Pharaoh's dream of a seven year famine in Egypt.
Because Joseph prepared for this coming famine, he was able to save the entire house of Israel ensuring the birth of Christ the Messiah

Rev. 12:6 indicates that during Tribulation even though horrendous events will take place, the Lord will send His people on Earth at that time to a place of protection and provide for their needs.
If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. 1Tim 5:8
Set an example for other Christians by being a responsible citizen and a faithful provider.
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