The Expository Files

 What Are You Tired Of?

Bible Study? God has given exactly the instruction you need to govern your thinking, speaking, acting and reacting. This truth from the Creator involves history, people, places, wisdom, motivation and insight. The Bible gives vital information available nowhere else, and tells you clearly about your problem (sin) and the only remedy (Christ). Are you at a place in life where you think you have outgrown the Bible? Do you no longer "long for the pure milk of the world?" (1 Pet. 2:2). Are you tired of Bible reading and study? This is not a good sign.

Worship? God's people come together to do what He has instructed through the apostles of Christ. Worship is about God, who He is and what He should mean to us. We sing His praises, remember and honor Christ, pray and hear God's Word. Has this become boring? A.W. Tozer once said: "It is scarcely possible in most places to get anyone to attend the meeting where the only attraction is God. One can only conclude that God's professed children are bored with Him for they must be wooed to meeting with a stick of striped candy in the form of religious movies, games and refreshments." Are you tired or bored with worship?

Small Numbers? Have you noticed the ill-advised attention our society places on numbers. A few people doing something good and right goes unnoticed. The greater the numbers, the greater the attention. This habitual thinking that elevates numbers or size can taint us. Contrary to modern obsession, read about Paul and Silas in Philippi, with just a few others (Acts 16:25-40). Or think about the seven churches in Asia (Rev. 2 & 3).

What are you tired of? Pray, open your Bible, repent of your sin and you can develop a better attitude and clearer perspective. "And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart," (Gal. 6:9). {If you want more on this subject, visit the Laurel Heights website and listen to two sermons: When Motivation Runs Low.}.

By Warren E. Berkley
The Final Page
From Expository Files 14.10; October 2007