It Makes Things MOre Interesting

4 Jan

January 04, 2015

Lately i have been thinking about how we choose to go to Heaven, by keeping God’s commandments. When we keep God’s commandments for a time, and we show ourselves to be faithful and loyal to God, He may give us more responsibilities, such as being a teacher, or a prophet, or a musician, or a warrior.

St. Matthew Chapter 13

12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more
abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away
even that he hath.

We all start out the same, by keeping God’s commandments and being faithful and loyal to God. If you prove yourself to be faithful and loyal, after a time, God may ask you to help Him carry out His will, here on Earth in some way, or a nother. That’s why we keep God’s commandments the best that we can, and we remain in close contact with God through daily prayer.

We can see, after a time, some people will receive different instructions than others. Jonah had a different job to do than Moses, and so did Noah, too. So we all start out by keeping the basic commandments, and as we grow, and learn, and mature, we can receive further responsibilities, and then we all are receiving individualized instruction, and commands. So, the point is, not everyone is going to be told to do the exact same thing. We can’t look at others and say that we should do what they do. We can’t all be Jonah, neither do we want to be. Everyone has their own personal relationship with God.

Scripture tells us that God considers that he who can be trusted with a little, can be trusted with a lot. This means that if we can be trusted to keep the basic commandments, then we can be trusted to keep larger commandments and have more responsibilities.

While thinking about how people choose for themselves to go to Heaven and avoid eternity in hell, i received further confirmation of this in Scripture. Now i understand what Jesus is teaching us about the sheep and the goats.

St. Matthew Chapter 25

33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the
left.

In the End, every single person ends up in one of two groups – the sheep, or the goats. I realize now that the sheep are the people who hear God’s Voice, and follow Him, and do what He says. They keep His commandments.

As opposed to the goats, who just do whatever they want.

St. Matthew Chapter 25

31 ¶ When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy
angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate
them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the
goats:
33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the
left.
34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye
blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the
foundation of the world:
35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye
gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in
prison, and ye came unto me.
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we
thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and
clothed thee?
39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto
you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my
brethren, ye have done it unto me.
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from
me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his
angels:
42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and
ye gave me no drink:
43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me
not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee
an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison,
and did not minister unto thee?
45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you,
Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to
me.
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the
righteous into life eternal.

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