“What would happen if we applied the same standards of loyalty to our Christian activities that we expect from other areas of our lives?
If your car starts every three tries, is it reliable?
If the post carrier skipped delivery every Monday and Thursday, is that trustworthy?
If you don’t go to work once or twice a month, are you a reliable employee?
If your fridge stops working for a day or two every now and then, do you say, “Oh, well, it works most of the time”?
If your water heater provides an icy cold shower every now and then, is it dependable?
If you skipped a couple of electricity bill payments do you think Pepco would mind?
It you fail to worship God one or two Sundays a month, would you expect to be called a faithful Christian?
We expect loyalty and reliability from things and other people, isn’t it reasonable that God just might expect the same from us?”
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