Monday, December 15, 2008
Living partially baptized
Widows and widowers in the U.S. who say they give 10 percent or more of their income to the church: 17.6 percent
Non-widowed Americans who say they give 10 percent or more: 8.6 percent
Ted Olsen, "Go Figure," Christianity Today magazine (November 2008), p 18.
Are we really willing to live our life partially baptized? Why do we hold out on our obediences to the Lord? If the soul is so much more important than our wallets, why don't we surrender to a biblical stewardship model? Or is it that we simply don't believe that God intends good for us? That would explain why so many of us live a stilted and stunted Christian life.
The Christian life is about trust. Trusting God for blessing and to handle all the things that we cannot. There is no option.
Hebrews 11.6 And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
So why do we think there is an option to live a faithless Christian live?