Playing it safe? When it comes to strengthening our faith and following the directions God has put in the Bible, should self-interest or anything else dictate a better approach to believing? According to sociologist Robert Bellah, 81% of the American people say that “an individual should arrive at his or her own religious belief independent of any religious belief.”
Think about it. The key to the paradox is the fact that those who claim to be Christians are arriving at faith on their own terms–terms that make no demands on behavior.
God’s Word tells us: “The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more” (Matthew 25:14-30).
There is a difference between “playing it safe” for self-interest and playing it safe with “soul-interest.” When it comes to eternity we only get one shot at it. When given the tools of Yankee ingenuity, or good, old-fashioned reading of the instructions, regarding spirituality, the choice becomes an easy one. It’s all about God and not about You.
“Heavenly Father, we are surrounded by many rules that govern our lives. Some-time we chafe, and want to make our own choices. But, Lord, when it comes to eternal life we know there is only one choice–obedience to Your Word. Help us to play it safe. In Jesus name. Amen!”
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