Cancelled…hmmm…really? That’s impossible.
It can be downright suffocating if you lean on this world for your security and happiness! Self-righteous folks climb up on a soap box, as if they were the first to ever do so, point a finger at someone, label them a this or a that then call for the world to “cancel” them. I walked in a sandwich shop the other day, forgetting that dang mask. The lady yelled at me before the door shut behind me. Every day the cancel people try to tell us how to talk and even think.
I got one of those emails the other day. A note from a non-hunter, pointing a finger and condemning our lawful and perfect RIGHT to hunt, fish and follow through at the dinner table. It is perfect, because God didn’t make a mistake in Genesis chapter 9, verse 3. “Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you.”
I take comfort in knowing how to harvest, process and prepare “moving things” for myself and my family. God-given sustenance (especially after what I’ve seen in the grocery stores over the past Covid year). The longer and deeper I look, the more I KNOW, that every true and perfect answer is in The Book! God’s word. The bible.
These soapbox folks are counting on a few things to make the “cancel” plan work. First, they need God fearing, red-blooded, America-loving patriots to be scared of them. Is that you? Understandable if it is, they are a loud and hateful bunch. However, there is absolutely no need to fear. Check this out in Psalm 27:1…“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” As outdoors folks, we have all been in stressful situations that could have ended badly and maybe even cancelled us. Many times these situations happen in a distant and lonely spot with no 9-1-1 nearby. To believe and know the Lord is perfect comfort in all times, and especially in the face of a threat.
Hey, before I get called out for standing on a soapbox…here is some more truth. Romans 3:10…”none is righteous, no not one”; Romans 3:23…”all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”. Yep, that clearly says that I am no different than those who hate me for how I live my life.
Hey, we are all gonna get cancelled. Hebrews 9:27. “just as it is appointed unto man to die once, and after that comes judgement”. To clarify, biblically, when the bible say “man” it is referring to the human species, you and me, male and female, all of us. Key word...”appointed”. We have an appointment with death. No way around that. Another key word in that verse is “judgement”, yikes. There will actually be two judgements. One for the folks that have rejected the love of Christ. They knew deep inside that they needed a saving relationship with God, but “cancelled” that spark within. They heard or read something like this piece that you are reading now, brushed it off and left it in unbelief. Revelation 20:11-15. Go read that privately, then come back to this for the good news!
Now, the good news! That other judgement. The judgement seat of Christ. 2nd Corinthians 5:10. This is the one we want! If we have trusted and believed in our hearts what God says in 1st Corinthians 15 verses 3 and 4, our name will be written in the Book of Life, and at the judgement seat of Christ, we will receive rewards from God Himself!!
Thinking that you don’t measure up to God’s love or saving mercy? Hogwash! Look at this!! Romans 10:9 thru 13. Here is what verse 13 says…”everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved”. Everyone! Everyone!! That’s plain old straight up country boy truth, and there is nothing hard to understand about that. Call on Him.
March 5, 2021