Isn't It Strange?
Occasionally that old man of the flesh rears his ugly head and tries to turn our hearts back to the ways of the world again. Paul urged Timothy to run from youthful lusts and “pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.” A pure heart is one with undivided loyalty for Christ Jesus. When our heart is divided, the desires for the world can crowd out our love for God, and even the Christian can begin to see things the way the world does. We’ve all experienced some of the following from time to time (Some of these have been adapted from the internet):
Isn’t it strange how $20.00 seems like such a large amount when you give it to the Lord, but such a small amount when you go shopping?
Isn’t it strange how we can find more “reasons” to miss Sunday worship than we can find reasons to assemble around His table?
Isn’t it strange that you can’t find a word to say about spiritual things when talking with a friend, but you have no trouble talking about the weather, sports, recipes, shopping, etc.?
Isn’t it strange how laborious it can be to read one chapter in the Bible, but how easy it is to read 100 pages of a novel?
Isn’t it strange how we believe just about everything on TV, in magazines, newspapers and on the internet, but we question what is in the Holy Scriptures?
Isn’t it strange how everyone says they want eternal life, but few search the Scriptures to find out what is needed for them to have it?
Isn’t it strange?