July 11, 2015

The Shepherd's Corner

THE SHEPHERD’S CORNER

From time to time our brother Oom Kus reminds us to faithfully come to church—both to our Wednesday’s Bible Study and our Sunday’s service. He always encourages us to put God first and to not let our busy-ness keep us from coming to church. Amen!THE SHEPHERD’S CORNER

From time to time our brother Oom Kus reminds us to faithfully come to church—both to our Wednesday’s Bible Study and our Sunday’s service. He always encourages us to put God first and to not let our busy-ness keep us from coming to church. Amen!

There are many reasons why people stop going to church. There are those who are angry at God or some people at church. There are those who are disappointed in God or somebody at church. And, there are those who no longer believe in God or the teaching of the Bible. But, perhaps the majority never really plans to stop going to church. They are simply getting busier.

Oswald Chambers, the British minister made famous by his devotional, “My Utmost for His Highest,” has something to say about busy-ness, “The busy-ness of duties will knock us out of relationship to God more quickly than the devil.” I wholeheartedly agree with his insightful commentary.

The devil knows that He has little chance of swaying our devotion to Christ by a more drastic means such as sharing His teaching or by promising us life eternally with Him. So, what He usually does is simple: He just makes us think that we have no time! Every Sunday we feel so busy that we can no longer spare time to go to The Lord’s House. Later He makes us think that every day we are so busy that we have no time to read The Lord’s Word.

Oswald Chambers concludes, “The one message all through the Sermon on the Mount is—concentrate on God, and be carefully careless about everything else.” Don’t turn it around, “Concentrate on everything else and be carefully careless about God.”

Pastor Paul

There are many reasons why people stop going to church. There are those who are angry at God or some people at church. There are those who are disappointed in God or somebody at church. And, there are those who no longer believe in God or the teaching of the Bible. But, perhaps the majority never really plans to stop going to church. They are simply getting busier.

Oswald Chambers, the British minister made famous by his devotional, “My Utmost for His Highest,” has something to say about busy-ness, “The busy-ness of duties will knock us out of relationship to God more quickly than the devil.” I wholeheartedly agree with his insightful commentary.

The devil knows that He has little chance of swaying our devotion to Christ by a more drastic means such as sharing His teaching or by promising us life eternally with Him. So, what He usually does is simple: He just makes us think that we have no time! Every Sunday we feel so busy that we can no longer spare time to go to The Lord’s House. Later He makes us think that every day we are so busy that we have no time to read The Lord’s Word.

Oswald Chambers concludes, “The one message all through the Sermon on the Mount is—concentrate on God, and be carefully careless about everything else.” Don’t turn it around, “Concentrate on everything else and be carefully careless about God.”

Pastor Paul

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