Excuses of Laziness

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Daily Reading: Job 37:1-39:30, 2 Cor. 4:13-5:10, Psalm 44:9-26, Proverbs 22:13

Daily Verse: “The sluggard says, “There is a lion outside! I shall be killed in the streets!” Prov. 22:13

Excuses of Laziness.

Sluggards will come up with any excuse not to do something.   Ask someone to attend church with you to hear one of the most common excuses, “They’re all hypocrites.” A friend shared Jamey Ragle’s post that sums it up nicely:

People come to church because, in their deepest, darkest, most painful moments, they heard about a man named Jesus that could save their soul and transform their life, and they’d like to know him.

The man that just snorted cocaine off his kitchen table isn’t a bigger sinner than you, who told your boss a lie on Monday so you could leave work early.

There isn’t a person in this world too bad, too broken, too mean, or too damaged for Jesus to save.

Romans 10:13 says, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Don’t let excuses stop you from experiencing Jesus. Just because you have one bad meal doesn’t mean you never eat again. Sinners who need saving fill church seats, not perfect people. Jesus came to save us from ourselves and give us new life.

Lord, forgive us for using excuses to stop us from knowing You better. Motivate us today to take the next step in our walk with Christ. Guide and direct us into a new life grounded in Jesus, for which You created us. IJNIP. Amen

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