Back to Basics
I sit here tonight musing. The toughest thing about my musing is trying to discern how to translate my thoughts into a tangible communication that lacks an accusatory undertone. There is hope that the last sentence has the reader intrigued enough to read on and discover what has me perplexed.
Instead of preparing a lengthy discourse in order to explain my quandary, I will simply lay this hypothetical situation before the reader.
A teacher stands before a class of students who claim belief in the Christian religion and poses the following questions:
- Describe the role of God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit in your life.
- What does it mean to be Holy as God is Holy?
- How important are the different aspects of Salvation (Justification, Sanctification, and Glorification)?
- What does a Christian look like?
- Why do you believe the way you believe?
I could go on but I think the point should be made with just those 5 questions. But just in case, let me juxtapose the same situation with a different set of questions.
- Who are David and Goliath OR Noah OR Moses?
- What are the ABC’s of salvation?
- What is your life verse?
- What church do you go to?
What kind of responses are going to be received for each class? Here is something to muse, which set of questions should be answerable by those who say they love Christ and want to do His will?
Part of Christ’s great command was this:
teaching them to observe all that I commanded you
Paul mentions in 2 Timothy that ALL scripture is profitable for preparing the man (or woman) to be adequately equipped for every good work.
If I boil down my musings to a simple one-line sentiment, it would be this – have we focused on the important aspects of discipleship? Maybe its time to get back to basics.