Grounded and Steady!
We live in an entertainment based society and it has creeped into the church. When People have a hard week and come to God’s house, they should be lifted up. David said, In your presence is fullness of joy Ps. 16:11. However, sometimes there is a cancer. Do we tell the patient or just keep them feeling good until their condition is hopeless?
Jeremiah was told to root out, and pull down, to build & to plant in chapter 1:10. Now building and planting are more enjoyable than rooting out and pulling down. Consequently the 1st two also draw bigger crowds, but what if the patient dies? Lets read carefully what Paul told Timothy in 2 Timothy 4:25. You’re going to find that there will be times when people will have no appetite for solid teaching. Instead, they will fill up on spiritual junk food – catchy opinions that suit them for the time. People will turn their backs on truth and chase mirages. But you, keep your eye on what you’re doing.
As we get closer to the coming of Christ, the only thing that will sustain you is knowing His word & drawing on your relationship with Him.
~ Pastor Turner