Happy New Year – So What ?
A little something I wrote three years ago going into 07′.
Thinking Biblically Commentary â€“ January 4, 2007
K. Joel Gilliard
Every year on December 31, great festivals and celebrations around the world are held to ring out the old year and bring in the new year. In fact, starting backwards from December 26th, news broadcasters begin to reflect on past events of the year, who died, who got married and whatever the big news stories of the year that there were.
Many people use this time of year to do their own reflection on the events of the past year in their personal lives. Many make promises to improve themselves in the coming year and as we well know, these things have a tendency not to last.
Many have come to think of New Yearâ€™s resolutions as a clichÃ© for â€˜Heh. Letâ€™s see how long that lasts.â€™ People make grandiose claims and promises only to break them before the end of the month (usually within the first 5-15 days of the month).
Now letâ€™s think for a moment. Biblically, if you will.
Is it wrong to reflect over our lives and think on the major events of our lives? Of course not. Is it wrong to make plans for change ? Not at all. Scripture is replete with folks who do these very things â€“ from David in the Psalms to Isaiah in his book.
The problem is our thinking at how to go about accomplishing these â€˜resolutionsâ€™ that we make. Thereâ€™s usually two faulty assumptions that go along with most new yearâ€™s resolutions-making.
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