Matthew 3:9 NLT – Don’t just say to each other, ‘We’re safe, for we are descendants of Abraham.’ That means nothing, for I tell you, God can create children of Abraham from these very stones.
This is a great warning for the Christian church today. Christians walk around
today as if they have a “get out of jail free” card. I have lost track of how many times I have heard a Christian brother or sister (when caught in an indiscretion) state that it might have been wrong, but there were others who were far worse. I have heard it a lot, because I have said it a time or two myself.
We cannot afford to grow complacent and put our spirits and minds on automatic.
We cannot afford to grow complacent and put our spirits and minds on automatic. We must constantly “strive towards the prize” or “press on towards the mark.” It is when we get into the valley that we are most likely to be attacked by the enemy. When we are high on the hill with vision of miles around and struggling for each and every step, we draw close to God. We are dependent on him for survival. We need His guidance and protection. It is when we are in those deep and inviting valleys, where the walking is easy, when we find out how dangerous complacency can be. We let down our guard.
Here’s to being dependent on God while struggling up a hill or down in the valley!
Soli Deo Gloria!