You’ve heard the line that if you don’t vote in the election you can’t complain about the result? Well, I voted and trust me, I complain about the result… Anyway, the same principle could be applied to your spiritual life, if you never take your life to God, you can’t complain about what you perceive as His absence.
So Moses told the people, “You must be careful to obey all the commands of the Lord your God, following his instructions in every detail. Stay on the path that the Lord your God has commanded you to follow. Then you will live long and prosperous lives in the land you are about to enter and occupy.
Deuteronomy 5:32-33 NLT
If you take a look at the world through the eyes of the media you’ll see nothing but bad news – war, suicide bombings, racial tensions, death and destruction everywhere you go. But if you take a look at the world through the eyes of Jesus’ followers you should see hope, love, forgiveness, and redemption. You should also see Jesus, in every minute of every day as we take everything to Him in prayer.
Sadly this isn’t always the case. Many Christians are only Sunday Christians, they’ll show up in church and sneak out before the final amen, J.D Greear calls them ‘ninja christians’ because nobody even knew they were there. Perhaps this is what Jesus was talking about when He said “two will be working in the field, one will be taken,, and the other left” (Matthew 24:40.41).
That verse is often interpreted as one of those men was a Christian and the other was not. I wonder if it means that both were Christian at least by title but only one was a true Christian. In Matthew 9:37 and again in Luke 10:2 Jesus says “the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few” and if of the two workers only one will be taken and the other left because only one was a true Christian but both were there because Jesus called them there…
This might be a stretch but if I look at the amount of people who attend church and if I could see the amount of people who are truly Christian I think we would see that played out right before our eyes. The harvest is there and plentiful but only some of the workers there are truly there for Jesus.
I don’t know, I might be way off and I certainly do not want to misinterpret scripture, I hope you will tell me if I am. At the very least I hope we take those verses seriously and be the workers Jesus called us to be.
Have a great Friday!