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"DON'T GET USED TO THE SCENERY!"

I was visiting in a house not long ago where the TV was on. I couldn’t help but notice how blurry the picture was. Eventually, I asked the couple about it. They said it had been that way for about two years and they had gotten used to it.

On my way home, I began to wonder if there are blurry areas in our lives that we tolerate just because we have gotten used to them.

Are there any who have gotten so used to the scenery of worship, the singing of praise, prayer, listening to a sermon, and seeing the lost die in their sin, that it means little to them, and they just accept it?

52 percent of Americans believe that pre-marital sex is a morally gray (blurry) issue, so they tolerate it. The same can be said of many sins that have mushroomed to the spotlight in recent years.

Paul writes in 1Corinthians 4:16b that “our inward man is renewed day by day.” Everyday is a “renewal!” How then can a genuine Christian’s vision become blurry if he is renewed everyday? The answer is that he has swerved, perhaps unknowingly, off the straight and narrow road, and needs help getting back to the path that leads to Heaven.

Is that you? Have you become used to the scenery? Do you look forward to attending the Sunday assemblies in anticipation of worshipping the great transcendent God of Heaven? Do you look forward to Bible study wherein you may learn how to better glorify God and enhance your spiritual life? Or, is your spiritual outlook “blurry?” If the latter, would you like to bring it back into focus by upgrading your knowledge of the Bible? — Toby Miller

Find the truth about God and become a New Testament Christian. Find out more about New Testament Christianity by running some Internet searches for “church of Christ” and “churches of Christ.” You may also want to visit http://www.abiblecommentary.com for Bible study information.

Remember, in order to be saved and enjoy all God’s blessings (not the least of which is salvation), a person must have faith (Jn. 8:24), be willing to repent (Lk. 13:3), and after confessing Christ as Lord, the final step is water baptism (Rom. 6:3; 1 Cor. 12:13; 1 Pet. 3:20-21). Bible baptism is by immersion only (“burial,” Rom. 6:4), and once it is done, heaven puts that person “into Christ” (Gal. 3:27; Rom. 6:3). After proper baptism a person has their sins forgiven (Acts 2:38).

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