I know that we as Christians aren’t suppose to slander other believers, or talk bad about them. They will be judged according to what they have (or haven’t) done. But I can’t help but be so demoralized by the way I see Christians act these days. I know this isn’t my first blog on this subject, but since I don’t have anyone physically to rant to, my blog (and it’s readers) are going to get the brunt of it. Feel free to stop reading right now, if you want to.
“You’re cheating on God. If all you want is your own way, flirting with the world every chance you get, you end up enemies of God and his way.” James 4:4
We have been given breath in our lungs. We have been given the chance to breathe life every day. We were made to be human beings by a God who knew where we would be tomorrow, before we were even thought of by our parents. Most of us have been blessed with a fairly decent life. We at least have food in our stomachs and a roof over our head. We might be living paycheck to paycheck, but nonetheless we are alive. We’ve been bought at a price too much for us to ever pay back. We know this. But we act like fair compensation for everything that we’ve been given; Is to go to church on Sundays. HOW PATHETIC ARE WE??? Really? We walk around like we deserve to be here. Like the world owes us something. Like being at church, for an hour, once a week; Is a fair trade for gaining the opportunity to spend life eternal. Hell no! (Pun awkwardly intended) Let’s be realistic, If everything that God did for us, can be fairly compensated by one hour out of the week; Then it must not have been anything to important. It can’t be. It is worth so much more, than what we give it credit for.
“Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first.” Revelation 2:4
The verse above is prophesied in Revelation, about the church at Ephesus. But I can’t help but believe, that it wholeheartedly applies to us right now. We have forgotten our first love. We have forsaken our God. We live life unworthy of being his children, but we bear his name anyway. And yet, he is still madly in love with us, despite our short comings. I am losing hope in humanity: But I am gaining so much more hope in the sovereignty of God.