The father invited everyone to the wedding of his son. The time arrived for everyone to come and enjoy the celebration
But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business. Matt 22:5
This is exactly what happens to Father – people make light of Him, His ways, His people, and His church.
They don’t view living a Christian life of sanctification as important. Church is not a serious matter; prayer, fasting, tithing, fellowship, and witnessing are all optional to many.
Some of the biggest excuses I hear when it comes to anti-Christian living is “God is love”, “Jesus loves everyone”, and “God will forgive me for my sin.”
All true but not an excuse to sin or live contrary to scripture.
The Roman church thought much the same thing and it prompted Paul to say,
Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Rom 6:1-2
Christianity cannot be taken lightly or easily excused. If you are a Christian, then it is important that you live as Christ would live.
Don’t use Christ as an excuse to do evil but live for Christ and overcome evil.
Abba, I have no excuse for my sin and yet You have excused it by the blood of Jesus. I don’t take that lightly. YES&AMEN