Tekoa: a town in Judah in the wild, sustained by Rehoboam. It was the home of the prophet Amos. They were a piece of the gathering helping Nehemiah remake the divider.
The ordinary citizens helped yet not the Nobles. Possibly it wasn’t advantageous for them; perhaps they would not like to filthy their hands; possibly they had what they thought were progressively significant activities; possibly they simply need to watch while others took every necessary step. Whatever their explanation they didn’t bolster the work. They didn’t place their shoulders or necks into the work. They didn’t strain particularly to see that the divider was finished.
“Convenient” signifies, “good to one’s solace; simple to do, use, or get to; helpful.” There are many individuals who are blameworthy of having a Tekoite religion or a religion of accommodation.
The main time Tekoites are strict is the point at which it is helpful for them, when there is no penance or work included. The main time they go to chapel is the point at which it is helpful, when they don’t have whatever else squeezing to do on Sunday or Wednesday.
The main time they need to work in chapel is the point at which it is helpful or when it doesn’t meddle with what they need to do. Tekoites are adversely affected by perspiration.
The main time they read the Bible or implore is the point at which it is helpful, simple to do. It takes a genuine penance to implore and peruse the Word. You need to set aside a few minutes and it may not be at an advantageous or agreeable time.
I know as much as anybody here today that numerous if not we all are occupied with the day by day schedule of life. There are things that we should do, however the one thing that we can’t neglect to do is to incorporate God as a piece of our day by day schedule.
Asking ought to be as normal as brushing our teeth or brushing our hair. Perusing God’s Word Should be as normal as eating our dinners. Working for the Lord ought to be as imperative to us as our mainstream occupations.
No! It isn’t constantly advantageous or agreeable to serve God.
Serving God, truly serving God includes a penance. A penance is our quitting any trace of something that is valuable or critical to us to acquire something of higher worth. It’s surrendering some rest or TV time to ask and peruse God’s Word so we can draw nearer to God.
Now and again our serving God will cut into our recreation time, time we sit before the TV, time we sit back snoozing in our chairs, time we simply sit and sit idle, time we spend working in the yard.
Serving God doesn’t appear to be a top need in people groups lives any longer. We possibly need to serve Him when it is agreeable or helpful for us to do as such.
May God reestablish our energy and fervor to engage in the best work of all, crafted by the Kingdom. Assume God resembled we are and the main time He helped us is the point at which it was advantageous for Him to do as such.
Assume God said to us, “I’m to occupied to hear you out now, I’m engaged with an emergency in the Middle East that requires my consideration. I’ll get back with you when it is progressively advantageous to do as such.” How would you figure we would feel? Presumably left out, dismissed, disliked, and not significant by any means. How would you think God feels when we don’t possess energy for Him or His work?
I will concur that a considerable lot of the things we are engaged with are genuine. They should be done however where are our needs. Whatever happened to the component of penance in serving God? We don’t think a lot about penance presently. We generally need individuals to surrender things to address our issues however relatively few are eager to surrender things to help address the issues of the Kingdom.
Simply think if Moses would have stated, “I’m to occupied with tending sheep or it’s not advantageous for me to go look at that hedge that is consuming however not being expended.” Moses would have missed God in the event that he had sat tight for a progressively perfect time. Israel would have needed to remain in servitude somewhat more.
Hear me out! We can’t stand to pause and serve God when it winds up helpful or agreeable for us to do as such. Think about all that need be done on the off chance that we hold up until it is advantageous to do what God has called us to do. Think about every one of the individuals we will neglect to clergyman to in the event that we hang tight for a progressively helpful time. Think about every one of the individuals that may wind up in damnation on the off chance that we hold up until an increasingly helpful time.
Last modified: July 27, 2023