Sunday, December 19, 2021
Often times believers get frustrated by the fact that there seems to be no power in their lives. They believe the right things, esteem good theology, and even ponder the beauty of the Truth, but their lives don’t evidence that beauty of the truth in their daily lives. They speak of the importance of love, gentleness, joy, forgiveness, and purity, and yet their daily behavior doesn’t bear witness of these heavenly attributes. So much of this shortfall stems back to the issue of readiness in the believer’s life. A farmer doesn’t just reap a crop that he doesn’t plant. And he can’t effectively plant seeds for a crop in a field that he doesn’t first till. Why should we be shocked by the absence of a crop when we didn’t first invest the effort of a farmer into readying the soil for success?