No Longer Common in Scripture
“As I learn Your righteous regulations, I will thank You by living as I should!” – King David (Psalms 119:7 NLT)
No Longer Common Today
What do you do with the things you learn in church? How do you thank the Lord for these teachings?
People who go to church often sometimes forget what they went to church for. It is normal for them to become immune to learning for a number of different reasons. This happens to me all the time, and I’m sure it happens to you, too. I tend to shut out what the person in front is saying because:
- I’ve heard this all before.
- I feel that I know more about the subject than the person in front.
- I believe that church sermons are somehow different from God’s regulations.
- I know that the person speaking does not practice what he preaches.
These are the things that hinder us from learning in church. These are the very things that cause us to miss out on God’s word. We focus so much on how the message is being delivered and who is delivering the message that we miss the point completely.
The Lord delivers His message. Period. He does not send a whole flock of angels with trumpets blazing all the time. Often, He uses the ordinary, the unthinkable, the unbelievable to send His message across. And it’s up to us to separate the messenger, the method, and the message and focus solely on what’s important.
And how do we thank God for sending us His message (no matter how it was delivered)? We take it to heart and we take action.
Lord, we’re sorry for focusing too much on how You deliver Your message. Shower us with Your grace and wisdom to help us weed out the trivial things and focus on the message itself.