v123 My eyes fail from seeking Your salvation and Your righteous word.
It is so true that we can fail to seek God’s salvation and righteous Word for our lives. Our love burns so hot and bright for Him, yet at times we seem to have that fire grow low. We have fires outdoors at my house from time to time, and I’ll throw a lot of wood on. Which, causes the fire to blaze, but after a while the fire consumes the wood and the need will arise to throw more wood on.
I think sometimes it has to do with familiarity or routine. We do the same things over and over and we begin to get callous. Like putting scriptures around the house where I can see them. For awhile they make an impact. Then the time comes when I don’t even see them anymore.
I take care of 2 different sites in my job, and there was a lady that worked at one site for a long time that I knew. She is a Pastor’s wife here locally. Then she left and went to another school for a long time. Then she came to my other site. For a while we would exchange good mornings enthusiastically. Then after a while we’d wave or say hi. Just the other day I saw her when I stepped outside my office. And we didn’t say anything at all. Time and routine has that effect.
So when it comes to looking to God’s salvation and righteous Word, there comes a time when we get used to it and the fires burn low.
Jesus said to the church at Laodicea in Rev 3 that they were lukewarm. And the result would be rejection. And in Rev 2 Jesus tells the Ephesians they have lost their first love. Jesus’ correction said to them in verse 4, “Repent and do the things you did at first.”
So throw more wood on the fire, change your routine, change the way you do things, change the scriptures to new ones, but above all else LOVE Jesus with undieing passion and fervent devotion. Seek Him, His salvation, and His truth. Don’t let yourself grow cold or even lukewarm. Call a brother and tell him to start loving Jesus!
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Heb 10:23-25)
“Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by reminding you” (2 Pet 1:13)