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What God would never ask

Updated on December 5, 2013

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What God wont ask

Several years ago I remember reading something that captured my attention. In fact I was so impressed with the thought of, what God won't ask us, that I felt compelled to develop on the idea and wrote the following in regards to what is to come after this life.

God won't ask what kind of car you drove, He'll ask how many people you drove who didn't have transportation.
God won't ask the square footage of your house, He'll ask how many people you welcomed to your home.
God won't ask about the clothes you had in your closet, He will ask how many you helped clothe. He won't ask what your job title was, He'll ask if you did your job to the best of your ability. He won't ask how many friends you had, He'll ask how many people you were a TRUE friend to. He won't ask what kind of neighbor hood you lived in, but how you treated your neighbors. God won't ask about the color of your skin, He'll ask about the content of your character.


After reading this I thought about just how backwards the philosophies of so many people are. Yes, even those who may be serving God in some sort of church or non-profit ministry capacity, often seem to have their priorities so mixed up that they fail to see the Truth in their own lives. Instead, they listen to what their "itching ears want to hear", and then feed the same stuff to those around them.

It is no wonder that so many people have such difficulty staying hemmed in with the Truth. I like the statement about the content of your character. Here are a few other things that God won't ask when you get to heaven: He won't ask how many people went to your church, how big your ministry was, how many small groups you had, or what your praise band sounded like. He'll ask how much of what you were concerned about, really mattered?


The entire message of these questions that "God won't ask" is pretty basic. It has to do with the heart of man, and the roots of selfishness that dominate so many peoples lives. Far too often we enable people to develop a shallow view of God, by reducing His plan for us down to a basic formula of acceptance among our peers. Instead of simply just attending a church as the popular solution to life's problems, people ought to be practicing the principles that the Church was intended by God to represent.

Far too many are so hung up on how they look to everyone on the surface that they don't even realize anymore what really matters. It's easy for people to put on a smile, talk the talk, and appear to walk the walk when they are around all of there like minded, friends. What are you like when you are away from them though? What really matters most is our daily relationship with our Lord. Do we really surrender any of our time daily to the One who made us, listening to His voice in all of our circumstances?


When I was in the military, most of the enlisted had little respect for the officers who ruled with an iron glove, and yet had not come up through the ranks or tried to earn the respect of those under them. The officers who had started enlisted, or who worked to develop relations with those under them were given the respect they earned. Their units usually went above and beyond to do their jobs, and those in command-shined for it. Why? People respond better to do as I do, not do as I say.

We need to see more people living as an example of what they say they believe.
Churches today are full of those who don't want controversy, who won't rock the boat, and who will go along like sheep feeding in the meadows, not realizing they are on their way to the slaughter house. What's wrong with the world today can be found in really only one place. That place exists within the walls of the institutional church. When people start reforming that, True "change" will come.

Question for everyone

What are some of the most important ways you believe that the modern day church can improve its image in the world, as a source of humanitarian aide and place of divine worship?

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