Breaking the Lethargy

A terrifying lethargy grips many Christians. Lack of passion for the salvation of the lost, holiness, Scripture, or church all indicate lethargy. This lethargy arises in a Christian when the Spirit of God withdraws because a Christian chose to violate what he or she knew was the will of God. The rich young ruler demonstrates this principle. Though he kept most of the commandments, he broke the last – “Thou shalt not covet.” The repentance for covetousness in this case required selling everything and giving it to the poor. The rich young ruler refused to do this, and would not follow Jesus. Why? Because he didn’t consider the holiness of God and how he had offended him – he just wanted God’s blessing of eternal life. Have you made this mistake? If yes, will you confess and sell out to Jesus?