I would like to share this thought-provoking piece—”Which Disturbs You Most?”—that I used last Sunday in my sermon on James 1:27b—“Keep Yourself Pure from the World.” Our answer to this question will tell us something about our spiritual condition.
Which Disturbs You Most?
A soul lost in Hell…or a scratch on your new car?
Your missing the worship service…or missing a day’s work?
A sermon 10 minutes too long…or lunch half hour late?
A church not growing…or your garden not growing?
Your Bible unopened…or your unread?
The church work being neglected…or housework neglected?
Missing a good Bible study…or your favorite TV program?
The millions who do not know Christ…or your inability to keep up with the neighbors?
The cry of the multitude for bread…or your desire for another piece of German chocolate cake?
Your tithes decreasing…or your income decreasing?
Your children late for Sunday School and Church…or late for public school?
Which really disturbs you most?
—The Bible Friend