Making Excuses

Luke 14:18 -20
And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

Today we as Christians often find many different excuses as to why we don’t/won’t do something.  That something can be going to church, prayer, or bible study.  That something can be our callings in life.  That something can even be just being kind to people and treating people in a manner we ourselves desire to be treated.

The first person said he had a piece of ground that he had bought and he had to go and see it, something that obviously could have waited.  The second one said that he had oxen to prove, which also could have been done at a later time, and the third got married, and I am sure could have brought his wife with him.  But as they have made these dismal excuses, we are reminded of a time where we ourselves may have done that very same thing. Some of us in fact are still doing it.  Where would we be if God made an excuse every time we needed Him, I fear to wonder where many of us would be at this very moment.

It is time for us to stop making excuses and do what we already know we should be doing for the Kingdom of God.  If this is being kinder to people, forgiving people, answering our callings and executing them,  going to church to be fed the gospel or going to prayer to lift someone else up in prayer.  It is indeed time for us to stop making excuses.  The time is now, not later!

My prayer today is father let us not be slothful any longer.  Cause us to do that which we are called to do and stop making excuses so that you Glory may be truly made manifest to each and every one of us.  Lord lead us in ways of righteousness and remove the scales from our eyes and cause us to see and hear what Your Holy Spirit is saying unto the churches today; in Jesus name, amen.

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