Apostle Sergio Enríquez.
Marriage is the base of a family; family is the base of the Church, and the Church should be the base of society. If there is not a good society is because there are not good marriages and families. That is why it’s important to talk about this.
Today, the immediacy is a term formed by digital revolution and promoted by the new technologies that offer rapidity and instantaneous satisfaction. It is important to understand this because sometimes we procrastinate things, but they are urgent. We should know what is important and what is urgent.
Luke 14:5 (NASB) says, “And He said to them, ‘Which one of you will have a son or an ox fall into a well, and will not immediately pull him out on a Sabbath day?’”
Some things in our house are urgent. For example, if one of our children falls into a well of depression, frustration, stress, fear, etc., we immediately pull him out. Let’s do like Job, who always interceded by offering sacrifices for his children.
Luke 15:22 (NASB)states, “But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet.”
This father didn’t spoke to his son when he apologized, but this father did respond to him. He knew that his son had lost his identity, and this lost brought him down. Failure had stolen his identity and dignity. That is why this father said “quickly”, in order to bring his son up so he could recover his identity right away. We have to stop talking and start acting. Our acts say more than our words. By the way, during the repose day is when the son comes back.
Mark 1:29 (NASB) shows, “And immediately after they came out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.”
As soon as we come out of church, we have to run to our house and bring all the blessings received and immediately share them with our family.
Mark 1:30 (NASB)says, “Now Simon’s mother-in-law was lying sick with a fever; and immediately they spoke toJesus about her.”
We have to act with immediacy as Simon did with his mother-in-law. Even though there are bad mothers-in-law, we have to love them. We must bring our necessity immediately to God as Simon did.
Luke 17:3 (NASB)states, “Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.”
The errors or sins have to be corrected immediately, otherwise we will regret it. First, we need to instruct, teach (explain), correct (tell why it’s not good), and then a punishment should be enforced.
Mathew 5:25(NASB)says, “Make friends quickly with your opponent at law while you are with him on the way, so that your opponent may not hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and you be thrown into prison.”
We should reconcile quick. “Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger” (Ephesians 4:26). We don’t have to make up excuses because this is an arrogant way to apologize; we should go and ask for forgiveness. The bible explains that when we let the sun go down on our anger, we automatically give the devil an opportunity, and this can have serious consequences.
Let’s not forget we need to reconcile quickly, pull our children out of the well immediately, and correct without delay. We need to understand the difference between an urgent and an important thing.