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Frivolity

Frivolity

Frivolity-Free from anxiety or responsibility to the things of God. Of little weight, worth or importance; not worth nothing. Not having any serious purpose or value in life. Carefree. Lacking in common sense or judgement; foolish.

Matthew 25:35 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:

Matthew 25:36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

Revelations 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

Revelations 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

Mathew 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

Matthew 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be

Homeless families are among the estimated 500,000 to 700,000 in America who goes without a place to call their own. I recently read a report where someone had visited different homeless people all across the United States. When the question was asked, "Why do you need to live like this," all types of answers was given. None of the answers in any way, measured up to the story, told by a rich business man, about a beggar who would sit everyday at his gate and take free food and drink from him. The above definition about frivolity fits this carefree, not serious, with no purpose in life, foolish beggar, exactly. One day the business man had to send a report in a hurry by someone. Remembering that all his servants were busy, the rich man turned to the beggar at the gate. The beggar stood up and with a not too friendly voice, told the man that he would eat his food, but he did not do errands.

Jesus said, "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: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. No doubt this poor beggar had been asking God all alone to send him someone that would pull him out of the terrible condition he was in. Finally when the beggar was on the verge of receiving the answer to his prayer through this God sent, rich business man, the beggar allowed a frivolity Spirit to get hold of him. Then in the end lost out on many gifts and blessings from God. Of course the story above, naturally brings to my mind, the story in Luke the sixteenth chapter of the rich man and Lazarus. In this story the man of wealth did't care for the beggar. Instead all he was interested in was the things of this world, which was like most of the people of Noah's time. I seriously doubt he paid any attention at all to Lazarus needing food or a place to live, or medical help. He, just like so many in the world today, was more concerned about the cares of this world and taking care of number one. Then in the end, according to Jesus, had to pay the ultimate price, which was a home in hell.

Proverbs 27:20 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

Children of God if the evil Spirit of frivolity is trying to get a hold of you, and make you not care for yourself or the welfare of others, all you need to do is call on Jesus and ask for help. He will come shining through.

Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

By Laverne Hardy-Baxley, Georgia