Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


January 3, 2014

We remember how Jacob Marley came to warn Scrooge that he needed to change his ways.

"He answered, 'Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, for I have five brothers.  Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment."
                                               ---Luke 16:27,28 TNIV
Jesus tells the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus.  The Rich Man dies and begs Father Abraham to send a warning to his brothers by way of a wretched beggar named Lazarus who also died.  In short Jesus' story has nothing doing with the idea.  Instead he says, "If your brothers don't listen to Moses and the prophets, meaning to the ones God has already sent, then they will not listen to anyone."

In the 21st century, the media, the print, we are surrounded with, flooded by the availability of the Word of God, we don't need more voices, we need to act on the Word we have.  Evidently God sends enough Jacob Marley's.
Dale Patterson