Thursday, 5 March 2009

The antidote to hurry

The last few days - as we gear up, as a school, to being inspected next week - have been so busy and hectic that I thought I'd better look up 'hurry' on

This is what I found. Lot told his sons-in-law to "Hurry and get out of this place, because the LORD is about to destroy the city!" But his sons-in-law thought he was joking. With the coming of dawn, the angels urged Lot, saying, "Hurry! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away when the city is punished." (Genesis 19:14 - 15).

Then in Exodus 12:33 the Egyptians urged the people to hurry and leave the country. "For otherwise," they said, "we will all die!"
In 1 Samuel 23:26 Saul was going along one side of the mountain, and David and his men were on the other side, hurrying to get away from Saul.

David had to hurry to the Israelite camp, when they were battling against the Philistines. Everywhere I looked, people were hurrying all over the place, usually trying to get away from disaster and destruction.

Phew! So what is the opposite of hurry? How can I slow down?

Looking up 'slow down' on Bible Gateway, I found that we should slow down when we are tempted to rush into things without checking what God wants us to do(1 Samuel 14:36)or where sin is concerned (Jeremiah 2:24-26)

We shouldn't slow down in our Christian lives: So watch your step, friends. Make sure there's no evil unbelief lying around that will trip you up and throw you off course, diverting you from the living God. For as long as it's still God's Today, keep each other on your toes so sin doesn't slow down your reflexes. If we can only keep our grip on the sure thing we started out with, we're in this with Christ for the long haul. These words keep ringing in our ears: Today, please listen; don't turn a deaf ear as in the bitter uprising. (Hebrews 3:12)

Hurry for the right reasons!

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