I don’t know about you, but for me – 2021 has already been a “busy year!” I usually go to work in the dark and come home in the dark. I meet my “move goal” on my watch by noon! At the end of the day, I’m not always sure what all I’ve accomplished, but I know that there was never a “dull moment,” and I stayed busy. Most people would consider “being idle” the opposite of “being busy.” Being “lazy” is frowned upon, so being “busy” must be good – right? Well – not necessarily. . .
In I Kings 20, we read about a servant who was given the task of guarding a prisoner during battle. But, he later confessed, “As I was busy here and there, he was gone” (I Kings 20:40). He failed to do the main task to which he was assigned, and the prisoner escaped. He got “busy” doing other things. Has this happened to you? Have you gotten “too busy” doing other things – even good or important things – that you’ve failed to do the main task of every Christian? In the Great Commission, Jesus “said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:16). The form of the verb translated “go” actually means “as you are going.” So, as you are going about your every day life – are you teaching Christ by your words and deeds or are you just too busy? Are you “growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ?” (II Peter 3:18) On Judgment Day, how would you respond if the Lord said to you, “I gave you my Word and you didn’t even take the time to read it?”
My Friends, “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him” (Colossians 3:17) Simply blessed, Courtney