INTEGRITY

There was a mother who held a marriage for her son, during the mother’s party telling her about her son that she and her son were obedient, active social activities and like to help charities in the church. Amidst the mother tells the story of her son coming into the living room along with the servant who had long served in the family, although initially embarrassed the maid finally want to eat together after asked his master. when the maid sat with the other guests, the boy returned to the main desk and explained that he wanted the meritorious servant for his family to participate in the happy day, everyone at the table agreed but except the mother, according to the mother of the boy the married man, his maid, did not deserve to be at the main table and was in the middle of the party because the maid was not invited should have been behind the house, but his son disagreed with his opinion and still invited the maid to eat together in the middle of the party.

Reflection :

How often do we become like the mother, we memorize the Bible, active in various spiritual activities in the church but in reality we do not apply the biblical content into our daily lives. It is important to understand the truth of God’s Word and live it in our daily lives. We are judged not by our words, but also of our daily deeds.


Integritas

Ada seorang ibu yang mengadakan pernikahan untuk putranya, selama pesta ibu menceritakan tentang putranya bahwa dia dan putranya patuh, kegiatan sosial yang aktif dan suka membantu badan amal di gereja. Di tengah sang ibu menceritakan kisah putranya masuk ke ruang tamu bersama dengan pelayan yang sudah lama bertugas di keluarga, meski awalnya malu maid akhirnya mau makan bersama setelah bertanya kepada tuannya. ketika pelayan itu duduk bersama tamu-tamu lain, bocah itu kembali ke meja utama dan menjelaskan bahwa dia ingin pelayan yang baik untuk keluarganya untuk berpartisipasi di hari bahagia, semua orang di meja setuju tetapi kecuali ibunya, menurut ibu dari anak lelaki yang sudah menikah, pembantunya, tidak pantas berada di meja utama dan berada di tengah pesta karena pembantu tidak diundang seharusnya berada di belakang rumah, tetapi putranya tidak setuju dengan pendapatnya dan masih mengundang pembantu untuk makan bersama di tengah pesta.

Renungan :

Seberapa sering kita menjadi seperti sang ibu tersebut, kita hafal isi alkitab, aktif dalam berbagai kegiatan rohani di gereja tetapi pada kenyataannya kita tidak menerapkan isi alkitab itu ke dalam kehidupan kita sehari-hari. Adalah penting memahami kebenaran Firman Tuhan dan menjalankannya di dalam hidup kita sehari-hari. Kita dinilai bukan dari perkataan kita, tetapi juga dari perbuatan kita sesungguhnya dalam sehari-hari.

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Our Measure

Our measure of life is not by how much wealth and wealth we have and not because of the greatness of the position, the knowledge and the achievements we have achieved. Instead the basic measure for us to live is how close we are to God. Because close to HIM there is PLEASURE, SAFETY AND SATISFACTION FOREVER … Pursue the LORD more than anything …
(Psalm 62: 1-8 Indonesia bible)


UKURAN

Ukuran kita hidup bukan dari seberapa banyak harta dan kekayaan yang kita miliki dan juga bukan karena hebatnya jabatan, pengetahuan dan prestasi yang kita raih..Sebaliknya dasar ukuran untuk kita hidup adalah seberapa dekat kita dengan TUHAN. Sebab dekat denganNYA ada KETENANGAN, KESELAMATAN dan KEPUASAN Selamanya…Kejar TUHAN lbh dari apapun…
(Mazmur 62:1-8)

 

‘GREEDY’

Greedy fox

1 Chronicles 29:14 (Indonesia Bible). For who am I and who is my people, that we may be able to offer this kind of voluntary offerings? For from Thy is all things and from thy own hands are the gifts we give unto Thy.

Once there is a fat fox, he always spends his time just to eat. One day the fox passes through a lush and fruitful vineyard, he is eager to eat as much as his grapes, but can only enter through a small hole that turns out the hole is not enough for his body because the size is small because the fox is very fat . Eventually the fox decides to diet or not to eat for days and days so that his body shrink and can get into the hole. Eventually the fox can enter the vineyard through the hole and eat as much red and sweet wine in the garden. After a few days the owner of the vineyard came home and planned to make a huge harvest of grape and sweet wine. The fox is very panicked and frightened because of the idea that if he finishes the meal, it can also be imagined if the owner of the garden will be very angry to meet the fox in the garden. Finally frightened, the fox decides to diet and does not eat again for days in order to pass the hole out of the vineyard, and get out before the garden owner arrives.

Contemplation :

We learn that sometimes we are busy in this world busy with all the blessings of God we receive, we want to live comfortably and use all we have for ourselves, by fattening themselves, spluttering themselves, so that sometimes we are not aware that all the pleasures and blessings can disappear and end up not even realizing that the one who owns it all is God Himself. So do not be fooled by the temporal blessings of the world, because in the end we will meet the owner of the blessing of the Lord Jesus.

Remember the fox who left the vineyard, even abandoning all that is even willing to lean out of the garden of blessing, we will also leave valuable possessions, all we have and all does not mean our time is called back to Heaven. these days let us only count the goodness of God, to appreciate the goodness of God, His perfect care we enjoy to this day


Rubah yang serakah

1 Tawarikh 29:14. Sebab siapakah aku ini dan siapakah bangsaku, sehingga kami mampu memberikan persembahan sukarela seperti ini ? Sebab dari pada Mu lah segala-galanya dan dari tangan Mu sendirilah persembahan yang kami berikan kepada Mu

Alkisah ada seekor rubah yang gemuk, dia selalu menghabiskan waktunya hanya untuk makan. Suatu hari sang rubah melewati kebun anggur yang subur dan sedang berbuah lebat , dia ingin sekali makan sebanyak-banyak nya buah anggur tersebut, namun hanya bisa masuk melalui sebuah lubang kecil yang ternyata lubang tersebut tidak cukup untuk tubuhnya karna ukuranya sangant kecil karna rubah sangat gemuk. Akhirnya rubah memutuskan untuk diet atau tidak makan sampai berhari-hari lamanya supaya tubuhnya mengecil dan bisa masuk ke lubang tersebut. Akhirnya rubah bisa masuk ke taman anggur itu melalui lubang dan makan sebanyak-banyaknya anggur merah dan manis di kebun itu,. Setelah beberapa hari sang pemilik kebun anggur pulang dang berencana untuk melakukan panen besar-besaran anggur yang lebat dan manis itu. Rubah sangat panik dan ketakutan karna membayangkan jika nanti anggur itu habis dia makan, bias dibayangkan juga jika pemilik kebun akan sangat marah berjumpa dengan rubah di kebun itu. Akhirnya karna takut, rubah memutuskan untuk diet dan tidak makan lagi berhari-hari supaya dapat melewati lubang keluar dari kebun anggur, dan berhasil keluar sebelum pemilik kebun tiba.

Perenungan :

Kita belajar kadang kita di dunia ini sibuk menggemukan diri dengan semua berkat Tuhan yang kita terima, kita ingin hidup nyaman dan menggunakan semua yang kita punya untuk kita nikmati sendiri, itu memang tidak salah itu hak anak-anak Tuhan, tetapi jangan salah fokus kita bahwa dengan menggemukkan diri sendir, berfoya-foya sendiri, sehingga kadang kita tidak sadar semua kenikmatan dan berkat dapat lenyap dan berakhir bahkan tidak sadar bahwa yang memiliki semua nya itu adalah Tuhan sendiri. Jadi jangan tertipu dengan berkat sementara dunia, karna pada akhirnya kita nanti akan berjumpa dangan sang pemilik berkat yaitu Tuhan Yesus.

Ingat rubah yang meninggalkan kebun anggur, bahkan meninggalkan semua yang bahkan mau bersandar di taman berkat, kita juga akan meninggalkan harta yang berharga, semua yang kita miliki dan semua tidak berarti waktu kita dipanggil kembali ke Surga. hari-hari ini marilah kita hanya menghitung kebaikan Tuhan, untuk menghargai kebaikan Tuhan, perawatan-Nya yang sempurna yang kita nikmati sampai hari ini. Amin

Say Thanks

“Thankful”

John 6:61 (Indonesia Bible)

Jesus, in his heart, knew that his disciples were complaining about it, said to them, ‘Is that saying shaking your faith?

Contemplation:
When we begin to grumble because many are not in accordance with the desires of our hearts or not according to our expectations, sometimes we complain. As God’s children, what should we do when faced with situations that do not meet our expectations:

“Say thanks”

It is very difficult to say in thanksgivingĀ  in difficult circumstances, but that is the truth, when we say in thanksgiving, there is something we do not understand and understand that flows in our hearts that is “peace and willingness”, so we do not fall in wrong decision, falling on the life decisions we finally regretted because the condition of our hearts are uncertain tends to produce the wrong decision that we finally regret. So when we are in difficult conditions and not according to our expectations, the decision we must take is ‘Thankful’


“Mengucap Syukur”

Yohanes 6:61 Yesus yang didalam hatiNya tahu, bahwa murid-murid Nya bersungut-sungut tentang hal itu, berkata kepada mereka : ‘adakah perkataan itu menggoncangkan imanmu?

Perenungan :
Bila kita mulai bersungut-sungut karena banyak yang tidak sesuai dengan keinginan hati kita atau idak sesuai harapan kita, terkadang kita bersungut-sungut. Sebagai anak-anak Tuhan, apakah yang mesti kita lakukan waktu menghadapi situasi yang tidak sesuai dengan harapan kita :

“Mengucap Syukur”

Memang sangat sulit untuk berkata dalam ucapan syukur waktu dalam keadaan sulit, tetapi itulah kebenarannya, waktu kita berkata dalam ucapan bersyukur, ada sesuatu yang tidak kita mengerti dan pahami yang mengalir dalam hati kita yaitu “damai sejahtera dan kerelaan”, sehingga kita tidak terjatuh dalam keputusan yang salah, jatuh pada keputusan hidup yang akhirnya kita sesali karna kondisi hati kita yang tidak menentu cendrung menghasilkan keputusan yang salah yang akhirnya kita sesali. Jadi waktu kita berada dalam kondisi sulit dan tidak sesuai harapan kita, keputusan yang harus kita ambil adalah ‘Bersyukur’

OBEDIENT


Since childhood, we are taught to be obedient and obedient to parents, teachers in schools, as well as to the rules and norms that apply in society. When we were kids, we often obeyed for fear of being scolded or punished, if we violate the advice or rules. However, as time passes, we increasingly understand the importance of existing counsel and existing rules. Thus, the obedience that we have is no longer based on fear alone, but from the results of consideration of a good conscience and a loving heart. Similarly our obedience to God. We should obey all His commandments, counsel and will not merely because we are afraid of being punished. However, because we love Him and want to please Him. Thus, obedience to God is no longer a burden, but our pleasure …

 

Invitation

Is a king who held a wedding for his son. He told his assistant to call the people who had been invited to the party. However, the invitees refused to come up with various reasons. The king became angry. The banquet was available but the invitees were not polite, so the king considered them inappropriate because of it. He then told his assistant to go into the city streets and invite anyone he met to attend the party. After that, the room is full with guests. When the king came in to meet the guests, he noticed there was no party dress. The king asked, “how can you be present with no party dress?” But the person is silent. So the king cast out that man. So it is with the kingdom of heaven. God invites us to come into His dwelling place together. Let us not reject it, that is when we live carelessly and at will we. Let us prepare ourselves with a life that pleases before Him. So when He comes, He finds us worthy to stay with the Lord Jesus