WHATEVER

Alex Early is a pastor who posts on the blog The Resurgence.  He shared this post called “Whatever” that is well-worth the read.

This is written to those who profess to be Christians but are ridden with pessimism and are short-sighted, naval-gazers who love to simply point out the obvious short-comings of the church.

One word: Whatever

People Are Hypocrites

People are hypocrites (including me!), they fail at practicing what they preach (including me!), and many don’t read their Bibles every morning before work (gasp!).

They get distracted by work, family, practices, fatigue, sickness, and hobbies. This has been the same old story since the beginning of time. People are broken. Don’t miss the big picture and make mountains out of molehills.

But Jesus Is Still Sovereign!

Paul says “whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things” (Philippians 4:8).

I choose to celebrate the fact that over 4,000 churches are planted every year in North America alone. I choose to allow the reality to sink in that over 150,000 people will give their physical lives for Jesus in martyrdom every year (most of whom do not own a copy of the Bible!) I choose to be thankful that literally billions of prayers are prayed to Jesus from cubicles, automobiles, prayer closets, and dinner tables.

Finish reading  WHATEVER

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