Do you ever wonder why it seems that people who are named ‘Christian’ don’t appear so?
I’m not thinking we all should be perfect because none of us are.
But it is just the gnawing feeling that at the heart of an individual all is not what it seems to be.
Here’s the simple thought: leave it alone, in the course of time, all will be revealed.
In imagery so easy for them to understand because it was all around them Jesus continues to teach his disciples with this parable.
Similar to the parable of the weeds where the righteous grow with the wicked but the difference is that the focus is not on growing together but being separated from one another.
“Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish. When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away. This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Matthew 13 v 47-50)
All kinds of fish. Fish to be eaten and fish that are inedible. Within the net are the good and the bad but the fishermen are not disturbed by this. The net goes out to whosoever.
If you are caught in a situation today and you wonder where on earth the Judgment of God is, it is coming. Where is the fairness of life? It is coming. How can someone seem to get away with fooling those around them? They haven’t.
In the fullness of time …