Fickleness

Posted: June 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

A recent situation reminded me of how fickle people (Christians) can be, and maybe not even know it. A person was publicly praising their pastor (for which they should) but the strange thing, this person had a couple other pastors over the last several years; and of course, they were praised as well. People rise up and down like a cork on the sea, and tossed about by every wind (Eph 4:14). People are not only fickle about leadership but also about their relationship between them, the Lord, and the church. If the church provides for every need, or doesn’t offend them, they are happy. Let the first thing come up and they walk away from the Lord and His church, staying away for months, years, if not forever.

People treat church like a date, rather than marriage. Christ loved the church and gave himself for her (Eph 5:25). People can be crazy about a church in a fleshly way, like the latest restaurant, new place in town, newest song, or some other fad. Charles Spurgeon said “The first to greet you when you get on the train, are the first to wave goodbye when you get off”. God is not looking for daters he wants people to commit. An old judge I knew, who hung out around the funeral home I worked and lived at while attending mortuary college, asked me while on a return visit, ‘Did, I hear about Bruce?’ I said, ‘No, what?’ he replied ‘He committed marriage!’ As if he had committed murder. What he meant, was that Bruce had gone all in. God is looking for some people to go all in, even if it means our life. Fickleness has no place in the walk of a Christ follower. That’s the problem we have created believers and not followers. Yes, you have to believe to become a follower, but you don’t have to be a follower to become a believer (according to today’s theology). Jesus said if anyone wants to become his follower they must pick up their cross daily.

Fickleness leads to instability in all areas of our life. We need wisdom because a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is tossed and blown by the wind, and such people should not expect to receive anything of the Lord, their loyalty is divided between God and this world, and they are unstable in everything they do (James 1:6-8). Have you committed? Christ gave His all!

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