FEBRUARY 13 – Discouragement
Jer 20:9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.
How many have the problem of discouragement? I certainly do. There are times where I start packing books because I am ready leave. Then I see that the Lord is not done with me here. Yet I still want greener pastures. I want a place where people are eager to go to Church and make that the highlight of their week because we are living in a day and age where the Word is PRECIOUS.
When I say the Word is precious, that means that there are few that are willing to stand for the whole counsel of God. There are too many preachers and saved that are willing to compromise where Jesus did not compromise. I believe that God put every wore in His Bible for us to practice in our life. Isa_28:13 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
The Old Testament has precepts (principles) for us to practice. If it does not have principles then it is useless for everything except history. The New Testament serves as a guide book for the saved. It is not available for us to pick and choose. There are few want to grow into a mature child of God. They live on mild and pablum, they live on memes and slogans. This is very discouraging for one that has that desire to teach and preach the whole Word of God. We are raising bottle babies because some in the pulpit are not getting into the meat of the Word and some in the pews are not accepting the meat of the Word.
It is high time we got off the bottle, threw away the binky, and started growing in the knowledge of God. Jesus even faced this problem. Some disciples turned and walked away because they would not accept the truth.
Let us GROW UP. May move from the milk stage in flourishing born again children of God.