Are You Consistent?

  • 10 August 2019

I’ve been thinking lately about things that Christians say but don’t really believe. For instance, any true Christian would probably admit that “God has been better to me than I deserve” but when tragedy strikes they don’t feel like they deserved it. Or they might confess that “No one knows whether they will still be here tomorrow” and yet they live as though they will still be here for years. Or maybe they sing “I Surrender All” while not realizing how much they have really not surrendered to the Lord. Many times, we know the right things to say, but how deep have these truths really gone?

I know I am guilty of this as well but I am daily reminded that life is short. I think of the recent shooting in El Paso or the people in our county who were just killed by a drunk driver. I’m guessing all of those people who are no longer with us thought they would go out to do some mundane tasks and be back in their own beds that evening. Instead, their lives were instantly snuffed out with no chance to repent for their sins, restore strained relationships, etc. I’m thankful that those who were killed in the accident knew the Lord but I don’t know about those killed in shootings. I can only hope that they were ready to meet their Maker.

The question has been raised, “Why would God protect some and not protect others?” For instance, someone could have been going through that stop sign at the moment the accident occurred but they couldn’t find their keys so they didn’t go out. I don’t understand the ways of God but I do trust Him … at least most of the time. Occasionally things come up that make me realize that I still need to grow in this area but I know that He is good and that He loves me, and I pray to be ready whenever He chooses to take me Home. I don’t want to let my guard down, thinking I have years before I have to deal with that. The truth is that I don’t know.

My exhortation today is to think about what you say. Are you just spouting Christianese, or do you really believe the words that come out of your mouth? Do those words line up with your actions? Do you have a head knowledge due to growing up in church, or has it penetrated your heart so that you can confidently declare, “Though He slay me, yet I will trust Him”? Are you consistent?

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  1. Scotty Searan - August 10, 2019 at 4:52 PM

    I believe we all are guilty.

    King Solomon said there was a time for every thing.

    Yes I believe a person can lengthen or shorten there days.

    Some of us Christians are like the Pharisees that Jesus said was white Sepulchres.

    Matthew 23:27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.

    Jesus was saying they had some skeletons in the closet.

    God bless you.

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