What Is Wrong?
Something is bad wrong when we cannot have all of the members of the church, and their children, in attendance for Bible study. If you are a habitual absentee, consider that your eternal welfare depends upon your finding and correcting what is wrong. A few possibilities are listed:
- If a person is too sick to go, something is wrong with his health. He should consult a doctor.
- If he thinks he does not need the help that comes from Bible study, something is wrong with his education. He does not know enough to know what he needs most.
- If he sleeps too late, he is too lazy. He needs to study Proverbs 6:6-11.
- If he does not have the interest to go, something is terribly wrong with his attitude. Indifference causes people to be lost.
- If he is too busy to go, something is wrong with his schedule. The person who is “too busy” to serve the Lord is “too busy” to go to heaven.
- If he lets company keep him away, then something is wrong with his courage. He should have the grit to serve the Lord even if the company is missed or offended.
- If he thinks his clothes are not good enough, something is wrong with his pride. This excuse is over exalted, for the persons who use it can usually go anywhere else in the same town.
And when any of the above, excepting the first, are the reasons one will not regularly worship and study, something is wrong with the heart. Do not deceive yourself by thinking that everything will “work out alright” if everything is not all right with your heart — check yours.