Saved, Sure, and Serving? Or Suspicious, Sedentary, and Slothful?December 5, 2011 at 10:52 am | Posted in A Little Alliteration, Romans, Uncategorized | 12 Comments
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Wife: What are you doing today?
Wife: That’s what you did yesterday.
Husband: I didn’t finish.
Regardless of whether this type of exchange makes you chuckle, or hits a little too close to home to be funny, one thing is sure: As Christians, we need to stay busy.
Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
“Slothful” is a word that describes exceedingly slow movement due to laziness. There is even an animal named the sloth, which is known for its slowness of movement.
A sloth may spend a whole day hanging from a tree branch in the Brazilian rain forest, and only move a few millimeters.
If you are a Christian, one of the main reasons that God did not bring you to Heaven the moment you were saved is because He had some good works, some great opportunities, and some specific tasks which He wanted you to accomplish both for the good of others and yourself, and for His glory. Christians, in other words, must be about our Lord’s “business,” and we must not be slothful in doing it. Our attitude ought to be one of fervency in spirit: an impassioned enthusiasm that gives us joy in serving the Lord.