Read Psalm 141, Revelation 3
“Watch out! Don’t let me find you living in careless ease and drunkenness, and filled with the worries of this life.” Luke 21:34 NLT
One of the greatest dangers confronting us in our new life in Christ is falling into the habit of living carelessly. We must be on the look out and avoid carelessness in any area of our lives.
Careless words that hurt our witness and the feelings of others are sometimes too easy to speak out but so hard to take back.
A careless and indifferent attitude towards sin makes us the kind of lukewarm Christians that God mentions in Revelation 3.
When we get careless with our priorities, we start putting other things ahead of God and commit spiritual adultery by giving the pursuit of pleasure, possessions, or the approval of others precedence over growing into the fullness of Christ, which should be the number-one priority of every believier.
When we get careless with our finances, we fall into bondage to debt and are not able to let God’s generosity flow through us or give God any reason to trust us with more material blessings.
Carelessness in choosing our friends and our past times can also have disastrous consequences.
Using our freedom from condemnation for sin carelessly will kill.
We have not been set free to sin but free to live free from the power of sin and in the power of the Spirit.
We should always remember that God’s grace is free, but it was not cheap. Jesus had to die to earn it for us.
We must never let anything tear us down or deter us from living lives fully pleasing to God and fruitful in every good work.
Father, may I never be guilty of getting careless in the way I live the life You have given me. Amen.