Monday - October 17, 2016
Woodlawn Family Bible Study
BIBLE READING: Judges 6:11-27
“Excuses, excuses, you’ll hear them everyday. And the Devil, he’ll supply them if the church you stay away. When people come to know the Lord, the Devil always loses. So to keep them folks away from church, he offers them excuses.”
Those were the lyrics from “Excuses”, a song from my childhood by The Kingsmen quartet. The truth the song presents is so profound, because people will come up with the strangest excuses to get out of going to worship. We hear, “In the summer, it’s too hot. In the winter, it’s too cold!” Sometimes even the entire family stays home because of one runny nose!
I wonder if the Lord ever looks at us like He did Moses, when He told him that he would be leader of the nation of Israel. Moses had as many strange excuses as we do.
Application: What kind of excuses have you used to avoid attending worship? What illegitimate reason have you had to sidestep a particular ministry? Let's try to stop our excuses, step up and do what needs to be done!