TheÂ spiritual lessonÂ I was reminded of this week at church is on commitment. That’s a big word for many people today. Especially because we have created a me generation that only asks, “What is in it for me?”
Personal physical relationships? What’s in it for me? Men and women these days want all the sexual rewardsÂ that TV and magazines promise but don’t want to commit to a long-term relationship that holdsÂ a coupleÂ together throughÂ better or worse, richer or poorer, or in sickness and in health. Â
Long term employment? Who wants to stick it out with a company long term any more?Â Pay meÂ $.50 an hour more and I’m out of here.Â
And church? God designed the church to work as a body– as the Word so aptly puts it. That means many different people using many different gifts all working together to accomplish great deeds.
Yet most young people won’t commit to the relationships that require nurturing and effort that often present when you are working with all those other people (yes, sometimes wierdos) whoÂ make upÂ the differentÂ parts of thatÂ body.
God exhorts us to “…do not forsake the gathering together…” (our natural tendency) Apparently He knows that some people are wierdos too.