Comfortably Numb

September 8, 2008

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
-Edmund Burke

Too many times in this life we allow ourselves to become too comfortable, therefore becoming inactive Christians. We ignore opportunities to help others, we retreat into our own lives, and we reject Christ. There are many areas where we should never become too comfortable.

Here are two of them.

Compassion

Scripture gives us many chances to see the compassion of Jesus. When the sick and lost came to Him, He not only took pity on them, He helped them. Today, it is easy to pity others, but often we overlook the second step, getting involved. Our society is lacking in compassion and even within the church, one could wonder if compassion is being shown the way Christ intends it to be.

Have we become so comfortable in our lives that we neglect others? Are we too afraid to get involved in the lives of others that we have no problem offering our prayers, but not our time? Are we neglecting the poor and broken?

Commitment

Jesus was born into this world for one reason; to die. His commitment to us led Him to be born of a virgin, led Him through His ministry, and eventually led Him to Calvary. The commitment of Christ saved us from eternal Hell and gave us the opportunity to live with Him forever. Should our commitment to Him be any less?

Have we become so comfortable in our Christianity that we refuse to take the time and commitment to bring others to Him? At times, it may take venturing into the unknown, into places where we may not feel safe, and around people who we may not be accustomed.

Jesus so simply told us what to in Matthew 28:19-20, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” It sounds easy, but sometimes we don’t want to take the responsibility for bringing others to Christ so we don’t and we let opportunities pass by.

Have we become comfortably numb? Do we refuse to help others, to show them compassion, or to get involved in their lives? Do we use excuses not to teach, not to help, not to get involved?

Our compassion and our commitment to Jesus are two areas in which we should never become comfortably numb.

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5 Comments Add your own

  •    Terry  |  September 8th, 2008 at 10:13 am     Reply

    I appreciated your thoughts this morning on your blog. Keep up the good work!

  •    Faughn Family of Four  |  September 8th, 2008 at 3:33 pm     Reply

    Another great post…

    …and a GREAT title!!!

    (Love the guitar part in the Floyd song!)

    Adam

  •    laymond  |  September 9th, 2008 at 2:14 pm     Reply

    “Jesus was born into this world for one reason; to die.”

    actually, Jesus was born into this world, to save you from eternal death.

  •    Gallagher  |  September 10th, 2008 at 2:04 pm     Reply

    Great thoughts!

  •    AncientWanderer  |  September 11th, 2008 at 9:38 pm     Reply

    It is hard to identify why we do become numb to the world. The smaller reasons are as numerous as there are individuals who do it. But I think over all it is just forgetting Who God is and who I am and also not confusing the two.

    The details of life and very life itself is God’s job… not mine. I think we get too caught up in the details of living to live right.

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