Tag Archive | apathy for the Lord

Lamentations 3:40-42 ” Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord. Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to God in heaven, and say: ‘We have sinned and rebelled…’ “

Admitting we’re wrong and asking forgiveness is hard to do.  And when it comes to acknowledging our sin before God it gets even tougher.  It’s not that we’re deliberately rebelling against Him…of blatantly and conspicuously sinning for all to see.  No, it’s rather sins by omission that really mess us up.  These are secret sins that are easy to hide…things that only we may know about.  These sins of omission are things neglected and left undone in our lives…like regular time in the Word, or prayer.  Or they’re things we chose to turn a blind eye to…knowing the Lord wants us to act,  but choosing to be apathetic instead.  These sins of omission are disobedience at its best and need to be dealt with, for as time goes on, it becomes easier and easier to allow these sins to hide in our sub-conscience and justify them rather than admit they are wrong.

Proverbs 26: 14 ” As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed.”

According to the dictionary, the word sluggard means a slow or lazy person.  But the term lazy can mean much more than just not wanting to work.  We may be a sluggard towards daily time in God’s Word…preferring rather  to mindlessly scroll our phones.  We may be a lax sluggard,  who acknowledges God’s plan and purpose in our lives…but prefers the comfort of our recliner and Media Center more.  A sluggard is doomed to poverty so the Proverb says…destitute in both material and spiritual things.

Isaiah 50:4 ” He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught.”

Wake us O Lord.   We have walked so far from You that many no longer hear Your voice.  We are an apathetic and disengaged people…thinking someone else will kindle the fire within us.  Our spiritual lethargy squelches our passion and excitement to read Your Word and obey.   Lord, stir Your people…let us shake off our indifference and give you our undivided attention.  Wake us up O Lord.