What does it take to get you sidetracked from your calling? Roadblocks, distractions, sloth, competing desires, discouragement or even perhaps a rebellious attitude? It can be difficult to avoid being sidetracked, especially in our spiritual lives. In Christianity, the word discipleship is rooted in discipline, which is what is indispensable in following Christ. The Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Timothy 4:7-8,
…train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
No one has a more vested interested in seeing you sidetracked in your spiritual life than the enemy of your soul, the Devil. He comes often with distraction after distraction, often presenting them in a way that makes them seem to be noble or praiseworthy activities. You get so busy with these respectable activities that you forget the discipline of following Christ. Such is the picture painted in the story of the Tower of Babel. Portrayed as a symbol of unity, the Tower was really a monument to rebellion against God’s prescribed will.
Join us this Lord’s Day as we examine this remarkable story in the Book of Beginnings, Genesis 11 and consider the dangers of being sidetracked from our commission to fill the earth and replenish it with the message of the gospel.
We meet this Lord’s Day, April 23, from 5:00 – 6:30 pm in The Commons at St. Andrews Anglican Church at 8300 Kanis Rd in Little Rock. Click here for directions.
Come with a friend you and join us for fellowship and conversation. We look forward to seeing you there this coming Lord’s Day at 5:00 pm.