Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lax in God's work

Jeremiah 48:10
A curse on him is is lax in doing the Lord’s work. A curse on him how keeps his sword from bloodshed.

This is what we to need recognize, that doing God’s work is not only a necessary thing to do but we should not be lax in doing it. The Moabites should have been focusing on doing God’s work. It’s pretty obvious here that they were not walking closely with God. Therefore this warning takes place. The word here though is not disobedience it is lax. Lax according to the dictionary means not careful enough, not strict enough, not firm, vague. It’s not disobedience, they just let things slide. It’s like they did not clean up their mess after they cooked dinner, they just left it. They got lazy, they got content, whatever you call it, they just let it go. But now the Lord is calling out on them. But I’m sure this did not do that overnight, it must have been  a slow decline, a slow fade. It’s like becoming out of shape, you don’t notice it till you have hike a hill or walk a very long distance.

I know becoming lax is possible, but I wouldn't think it would happen to me. But after reading this verse and just sitting on it for a bit, I realized that in many areas in my life I have become lax. I have let it go, and just didn’t tend to certain things the way I should have. However here, I hear a resurgence of what God is calling me to do. But not only for me, but everyone. He calls us to intently follow Him, with great intensity and with great zeal. Doing God’s work requires hard work and putting your hand to the plow. God calls all of us to do His work, but not haphazardly, but with great intention and zeal. Boy I needed this reminder, lately I have been just been getting by with certain things. So this is a fresh word to just get my butt in gear and do the Lord’s work.

Lord thank you for this word. Help me not to be lax, but to follow you all the way.

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