Talent and Timing (Ecclesiastes 9:11-12)

A good one from my brother.

Life Meets Theology

“Plan Hard, Work Harder, and Rest Easy”

I don’t know where I picked this up from but it resides on a list I call “Personal Axioms and Plum Lines”.  The idea is to plan your work, work the plan, and then rest in the providence of God.

Perhaps the more “theologically astute” of my readers might have heard another, similar expression: “Work like an Armenian; sleep like a Calvinist”.  Granted, that expression is equally offensive to both Armenians and Calvinists alike (sorry!), but the idea works.

As Christians, we know we have an obligation to use the gray matter between our ears and the bodies we’ve been given and not resign ourselves to fatalism.

But is it possible we can take on a concept of “functional atheism”?  In other words, we profess God but write off things to “chance”, “timing”, and “circumstances” instead of providence.  Is it possible we as…

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