Nonsense Gone To Seed

Being peeved at the brethren, or at a brother, and thus forsaking the Lord is about as logical as being mad at your dog, and thus kicking your kids.

A preacher once asked a certain wayward Christian why he had quit attending worship services. His reply was, “Brother so-and-so made a certain statement that did not set well with me.” The preacher replies, “Then why don’t you go home and kick your wife?” The man, then, with a very confused look, said, “But my wife hasn’t done anything to me!” In return the preacher said, “Then why are you forsaking the Lord? What has He done to you?”

It is nonsense gone to seed for one to not come to worship, to withhold his contribution, to badmouth the church, or to slip out the back not talking to anyone – because of what one person or persons said or allegedly said to him. Did the Lord say it? Then why punish the Lord?

To those involved in such nonsense, the Lord must be asking, “What unrighteousness have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain” (Jeremiah 2:5)? The truth is, God has done nothing to deserve the treatment He gets from many Christians. If you are going to get mad at a fellow Christian – please don’t kick God!

Tom Moore

 

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