It’s Funny How…

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It’s funny how difficult it can be to wake up for worship, and yet how easy it is to wake up super early for our favorite hobbies.

It’s funny how a cold and cough can keep us from going to worship, yet the same cold is hardly even noticed when a day of fun is planned.

It’s funny how treacherous the road conditions look when Bible class is the destination, and how passable they appear when a social event is planned.

It’s funny how $20 can seem so large when the collection plate goes by, and yet seem so insignificant when shopping at the mall.

It’s funny how long it can feel to spend 60 minutes serving the Lord, and how quick those 60 minutes can go when watching TV or playing games.

It’s funny how difficult it can be to read a few pages of Scripture, and yet how easy it is to read 300 pages from a good book.

It’s funny how quickly people believe what they read and see in the media, and yet how skeptical they are of the Bible.

It’s funny how difficult it can be to talk to others about God, and yet how easy it is to talk about sports, TV shows, and what’s happening in the news.

I’ll admit these statements are difficult to read. Some of these statements may step on toes, including my own, but these are important points to consider.   Is it funny? No, perhaps that’s not the right word. But it is interesting how inconsistent and misguided we can be in our decisions. What is really important to us? What are we truly focused on? It really comes down to our perspective. 1 Corinthians 15:58 says, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.”

There is simply nothing more valuable and useful than spending time on spiritual things. At times spiritual things may not be as fun as golf or as exciting as shopping, but it is infinitely more important. We can still enjoy life to the fullest, but let’s keep our interests in perspective. Let’s not bring a double standard to the Lord (Luke 10:27). Let’s keep what is truly important in clear focus (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14).

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