Church is never meant to be convenient or easy.
There are some who advertise easy church — church that never infringes on your life, church that might make you feel better, but won’t help you live for Christ. I wonder if we take the words of Jesus seriously. As believers we should! Rev. 3:15-16 NLT —I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other. But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!
Lukewarm means showing little enthusiasm or zeal, indifferent.
- May occasionally attend church
- Rarely read the Bible
- Don’t honor God with the tithe
- When they sin, not really any conviction
- One-foot-in-the-world-and-one-foot-in-the-kingdom church
We all need to realize the devil owns the fence. There is no neutral with God. What He requires is our obedience. Convenient church does not work because it is not what Jesus taught. We must be taught sacrifice. Jesus plainly says that to be His followers, we must give up our own ways, take up our crosses, and follow Him (Matt. 16:24 NLT). We all have a mission, a job to do, and the church is supposed to remind us of that.
Let’s put our hand to the plow, work diligently, and be willing to sacrifice and follow Him.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, October 5, 2020 @ 11:06 AM CDT
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