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Getting Into The Bible: Survival

Wednesday 7th March 2018

n TV programmes and in movies, we often hear about the word ‘survival’ and the hope we can make it to the next stage or overcome the next hurdle. In everyday life we see this too – people often avoid awkward situations, such as the homeless person in the street, a stranger being bullied, in favour of our own security and not going out of our comfort zone. Is that what life is all about?

Jesus didn’t have the option of just surviving. In his life, he kept company with prostitutes, tax collectors, outcasts and the homeless. When he encountered tough situations, he faced up to them, didn’t hide away and tried to make the world a better place.

His example can provoke us to not always be concerned about self-preservation and to help turn our minds to others around us and the world’s injustices.

“No one lights a lamp and puts it under a bowl; instead it is put on the lampstand, where it gives light for everyone in the house.” Matthew 5:15

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