Complacency & The Church
It is easy to let our hearts become complacent. After we’ve experienced the grace of God, we often take it for granted that we are His. We have a tendency to do just as Israel, and let that grace increase. We never like to think that God’s judgment won’t pass over us because we have been covered by His grace. We let the things of this world become more important and seek after things to satisfy us, yet still call ourselves children of God.
Have we become idle in our faith and worship? Like Israel, have we lost the passion for the God of all?
Woe to us...
“Who sing idly to the sound of stringed instruments, And invent for yourselves musical instruments like David; Who drink wine from bowls, And anoint yourselves with the best ointments, But are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.”
Have we let our hearts become complacent to the justice of the Father?
Perhaps it is that we are not necessarily doing any wrong, but that we do not do any good either. Maybe we are like the Church of Thessalonica, and take for granted the hope of eternity with the King. There is still work to do. There is still lost sheep that the Father wants to bring home. There is still brothers and sisters that need us to lean on. Let us not grow idle in our serving.
“But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good.”
2 Thessalonians 3:13
Will we be complacent simply because our Father is hope? Or will we have a sense of urgency to bring as many as we can into that hope?
The day of the Lord is coming, so do not grow weary in doing good.