Thursday, December 15, 2011
Stay in Balance
Pro 11:1 A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.
It just seems inherent with fundamentalists to get out of balance. So many have gone out on the proverbial limb, only to see the lumberjack with his saw doing his thing to the base of the limb.
Whether it be Bible versions, styles of music or pet doctrines such as hyper-grace, hyper-soul-winning or hyper-Calvinism, preachers get themselves out of balance and lose their effectiveness. We have all heard about ministers that have gone overboard on issues like; not paying taxes, whether to incorporate the church, KJVO, date-setting for the rapture, etc.
I don't think God wants us to be weak-kneed compromisers. We ought to know what we believe, have good reason for believing it and then commit ourselves to stand for those truths. But we dare not go to seed on issues.
So many are straightening the pictures on the walls while the house is burning down around them. It is better to stay focused on the task the Lord has called us to as contained in the Great Commission, than to fight battles nobody even cares about.
Let's stay in balance and have a fruitful ministry.