Genesis 41:31 “This famine will be so severe that even the memory of the good years will be erased.”
Yep. Sounds like exactly what’s going on in Colts land, except it didn’t take seven years. It only took one horribly bad season. Unfortunately.
OK, I’m kidding.
This is a good reminder that you can’t rely on past success. We have to keep moving forward and allow God to continue to shape us.
On a completely different note…
Matthew 13:30 “Leave the weeds alone until harvest time. Then I’ll tell my workers to gather the weeds and tie them up and burn them. But I’ll have them store the wheat in my barn.”
I have asked myself countless times over the last few years why God has allowed certain people into my life. It could very well be that He has kept them in my life because removing them would do more damage to me and my spiritual development. Just a thought.
In a similar way, I wonder if that’s why God allows “churches” that do nothing but destroy hurting people to continue to exist is because if that “church” were to die, these people who spew nothing but venom behind their veiled religiosity would spread that poison to other churches in the Kingdom. At least this way it’s concentrated in just one area. Maybe allowing them to remain there, like the weeds in the field, does less harm to the wheat that’s trying to grow.
I’m not entirely sold on that thought, but it’s definitely one that I’ve been considering. And it isn’t too far of a stretch to apply this to the weeds and the wheat, is it?
Of course, I could be completely off. It wouldn’t be the first time. Probably not the last, either.