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“From the Pent House to the Out House, It Doesn’t Take Long”

Well, this is a statement I have heard and used over the years. It means when things are going well, they can go bad quickly.

Please read the following verses to get an idea of what I mean.
Mark 8:27-38

27 Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way, he asked them, “Who do people say I am?” 28 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” 29 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Christ.” 30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him. 31 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again. 32 He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. “Get behind me, Satan!” he said. “You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.” 34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. 36 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? 37 Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? 38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”

I imagine Peter had some good feelings about the good things Jesus said to Him at first. Perhaps a chill shook through his body.
However, before Jesus was done teaching, Peter is called Satan. Wow, you talk about good going bad.

When things are going well, don’t get too excited or confident. Don’t brag that you are the reason things are going well.

And when things go bad, try to analyze what happened? What went wrong? Perhaps Jesus is trying to teach you something.
So don’t be giddy with joy or totally defeated by life’s events. We are here for a short time and believers will soon be in heaven which is much greater than anything earth has going on.

Have a tremendous day in the Lord,

Let everything that has breath (this includes you) Praise and thank the Lord.

Be Blessed,

Be a Blessing;

Amen

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