THERE IS A GREAT HAZARD of returning to Egypt when you first come out; but perhaps there’s an even greater threat when you have been living in the promised land for a long time. It’s a little thing called complacency.
A complacent person has become smug and self-satisfied, you might say proud. They feel like they are good right where they are, after all they are “saved”. No need to really seek God anymore, it’s all good. No need to attend church or worship, it’s all good. I’m saved. No need to fellowship or serve the brethren. No need to crucify the flesh. No need to be obedient. I’m in the promised land! I’m pleasing God! No need to be on guard over the enemy. It’s all good. After all, I’m blessed of God! I’m saved.
If you have any of these thoughts, you have entered the complacent zone. God had a few words for Israel about being complacent, “At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps, and I will punish the men who are complacent, those who say in their hearts, ‘The Lord will not do good, nor will he do evil’” Zephaniah 1:12 ESV Complacency my friend, is not good.
A synonym would be “lukewarm”. It’s means you’re pleased with yourself and you seek your own desires. Your once gratitude for new life has waned and turned to self adoration. You THINK God is pleased. DANGER! DANGER! God resists the proud and you need more grace- but the only way to experience more grace is to fall down in humility and return to your FIRST LOVE! Friend, be on guard against complacency. Do not ever forget His beautiful sacrifice and that you were bought with a high price. #runyourrace
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