Don’t Be Flip

Sometimes we can start to take stuff forgranted. Things like..we will always have a job, we will always have our health, we will live forever, our partners know that we love them. Problem with taking things forgranted…it can catch up on us, then SUDDENLY those very same things become BIG problems.

As it is in the natural, so it is with God. We must not take God forgranted.

Matthew 7:6 ‘”Don’t be flip with the sacred. Banter and silliness give no honor to God. Don’t reduce holy mysteries to slogans. In trying to be relevant, you’re only being cute and inviting sacrilege.” The Message

Watch yourselves.
Watch the attitude towards God.
Yes, He will always be there.
Yes, He will never leave us.
Yes, His mercies are new every morning.

But…DON”T BE FLIP about these things. Don’t show inappropriate levity towards things that demand much greater respect. Our Christian walk is not to be dealt with flippantly.
Give them the correct honour that they deserve.
Remember to give God His rightful place in our life.
Honour, relevance, respect. It’s about lifestyle. It’s about consistency. It’s about integrity.
It’s not about living so close to the edge that we only look silly and misrepresent who God is and all that He has done in our lives.

Take time each day to honour your Father who heaven.
Spend time with Him, deliberately.
Don’t be FLIP with Him, just expecting that such a way is okay.

[Just my thoughts….what do you think?]

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4 thoughts on “Don’t Be Flip

  1. What translation is that? Don’t worry, I’m not preparing to bash it. I like checking out other translations/commentaries because they can give you a fresh perspective on Scripture you have heard many times over. Very interesting way to put it and, I think, very relevant for many churches today. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hey thanks for passing by & leaving a comment. It’s the Message version. I’m always surprised how this version just seems to hit harder sometimes.

  3. I was wondering if it was The Message. I like to use it when I’m reviewing a Bible Story with my Sunday School kids (4-5th grade). It really helps to fill in the picture. Stuff that, as adults, we can see would be included, but for kids, they might not realize that there is implied more. Very cool. I guess, “more vivid” would be the expression.

  4. Amazing message, really opens things up and sheds light on sharing the Gospel. I like a comical preach but this message shows “WHY” it really isnt wise, and how there is a fine line between a joyful, uplifting word and a “comical stand-up” preach. I am sharing a word at the Darlington Mens Group where their are non Christians and this message has … See morehelped put things into perspective. I want to give these guys the hunger and excitement in learning more but i have to show respect and not open myself up to the things this message talks about. Great help thanks Julian

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