So that begins to beg some questions. What are my alternatives? Is this really worth it? What time I invest in my own study, in talking to my kids about the Lord, in nurturing my wife’s walk with God, by definition is time that cannot be invested in my career or personal interests. It is time invested for which, in a lot of cases, I cannot see any immediate or midterm result. Further, those who follow Christ are not depicted in the Bible as having an easy time of it. Read over Hebrews 11 again especially 36 – 37. We are promised difficulty, actually persecution (Luke 21:12; Mark 10:30; John 15:30; Luke 11:49). So the question becomes why would anyone sign up for all of this?
I will share some thoughts on this tomorrow. What do you think?