Sinful Boredom

Sinful Boredom

Galatians 1:6

“I am amazed that you are so quickly turning away from Him who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel-“


                In our country today there seems to be this high population of nominal Christians who just put on the name tag of Christianity but in real life they really want nothing to do with it. They don’t want anything to with God’s word, and reading it and studying it. They don’t want anything to do with repentance and recognizing there is sin in their lives. And in some case these are people who are filling our church pews on Sunday mornings.

                It seems like we have become bored with God and what He has to say to us, and that is a very dangerous place to be. Because what starts to happen when we stop listening to what God has to say? We start listening to what everyone else has to say. And what happens when people who are in our churches start to live this way? The church loses the power to reach people outside because it’s members are no longer living Holy lives that follow Christ. We see that is the case in the Galatian church. They had let people come in and fill their minds with something besides the true Gospel. I think that we are letting the same thing happen to us, except we are letting people come in we are just getting bored with God.

                I want to point out two reasons why people get bored with God during this devotion and try to get you to be aware of these things. The first reason is I believe that people have forgotten what God sacrificed for us in the Gospel. I think that we have sat in church pews on Sunday mornings, thinking about what is for lunch or what football game is coming on, that we have totally stopped listening to the Gospel. We have slummed down to this spot where we believe that we are saved now so we no longer need to be reminded of our sins or the fact that Jesus died for them. I would say that it is the complete opposite. Because you have been saved you should be wanting to know more and more about the Gospel and specifically how you can better share it with other people. You have become bored because instead of getting in the fight to further the kingdom of God you are sitting on the sidelines thinking that it is everyone else’s job. As Christians we should be amazed by the Gospel every time that we hear and we realize that we one were dead, doomed for hell, but God loved us so much that he was willing to die for us so that we wouldn’t have to face that terrible destiny that we all deserve.

                The second reason I thing that we have gotten bored with God is that we have forgotten that He is coming back again. If you think about your day to day life, how often do you think about Jesus coming back? Probably very rarely if ever. We have forgotten that he is going to split the sky open one day and come back to get us. We have gotten so caught up in taking our kids here or there, or meeting this deadline at work, or whatever it may be that we have totally missed the fact that we are only here on this earth for a little while. The things that you do here, while they do hold importance, they are nowhere near as important as your relationship with God. The thought of Christ coming back again should bring joy and excitement to the true Christian and cause us to want to celebrate our salvation and want to tell other people that they can enjoy it too. But somehow we have gotten too afraid we may look weird or offend someone by stating that we believe that Jesus is the only way to heaven that we have lost vision for the awesomeness of the Gospel, and of the fact that we don’t serve a God that has made us and left us here to ourselves, no, we serve a God that is going to come back and judge the quick and the dead with true justice one day, so we best be ready for it.

                If you feel like you have gotten bored with God and your relationship with him has just become simple repetition and depth of love for God or other people, then let me encourage you to pray and ask for forgiveness for not being serious enough about your relationship with God. Jump into your Bible and study it, don’t just read over it and say that you are done with it. Look into it and see what it is trying to say. See where Jesus can be found at in every scripture. And pray like you are talking to you best friend. Be open and honest with God. If you are struggling with something tell him and ask for his help, he already knows anyways. Thank him for the salvation that you have and ask him to show you on a daily basis how amazing it is that he would come and save us.

                May we never be bored with God, but always seek to love him more and love people more, and daily remember what he has done for us, and that he is coming back to get us one day.  
-Tyler Mooring