Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

March 26, 2008

growing and productive

"A rolling stone gathers no moss."
- Publilius Syrus(100 BC)

An interesting quote we have all heard, but what does it mean?

The original meaning of the quote was to imply
that people always moving, with no roots in one place,
avoid responsibilities and cares.

Another, more modern interpretation is that a person
always on the move
develops a certain "polish" becoming wise in the ways of the world.

From a biblical point of view
it is actually a combination of the two.

If we want to have a solid "rooted" faith in the Lord (the rock)
we must be still, accept our responsibility as His servant
and thus become productive...bearing fruit.

If we are a rolling stone, polished in the "ways of the world",
we will bear no productive fruit
and our life will be spent smashing into things.
Eventually we will end upbroken apart.

"I don't know what to say, because it hurts to know the truth,
there, there's a darkness inside, but I don't want to know...
I'm confusing myself, I don't know where to go."
- Artist: Severd lyrics
Album: Other Song Lyrics
Title: Broken Apart

"For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace..."
- 1 Corinthians 14:33 KJV

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