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May 23, 2018, 9:19 AM

Complacency: God does no Good or Bad

Church Family,

I’m looking forward to prayer meeting tonight. I hope that you all can join us at 7. A prayerless life is a life that doesn’t believe it needs God. This kind of life always operates in its own strength and ability.

Zephaniah 1:12 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 ill.’

God tells the people that He will search with lamps. We often hide in the dark secret places of our houses the things that we don’t want others to see. God is letting the people know that He is not like man. You can’t hide anything from God. He will go into the dark and expose our wickedness.

What are the people hiding in the dark? A heart that trusts in itself. You may can hide your sin from others, but it will always produce bad fruit. In this case that fruit is Complacency.

The people didn’t trust in the power of God, nor did they fear God’s judgement. This same evil spirit is often present today. We trust in our wisdom, strength, and ability and ignore that Faith calls on us to trust in the power of God. This week I read that one of the main factors in the expansion of Christianity was the truth that Christ is coming back at any moment. The early believer took seriously the truth that they will be judged for what they did with the gospel.

Do you live a life that doesn’t fear God’s judgement? Do you believe that God doesn’t mind if you don’t share the gospel? Do you think that the One who gave His one and only Son doesn’t mind it if you are complacent and living for this world and not for eternity?

How much of what you do can only be done if God intervenes? Are you living a life that avoids the world doing ill to you or in a way that fears the ill that God brings?

Can I encourage to beginning praying in a way that changes who you are and not who God is or His plans? Pray for weakness in self and strength in God.

Oh, the conviction that this brings to my heart. Pray for me and I will pray for you!


  1. Join us Sunday at 5:30pm to prayer walk a local community.
  2. Graduate Sunday is June 3rd.
  3. VBS in June 17th-21st. Pray for the power of God to be present before, during, and after VBS. May souls get saved and God’s people be faithful.
  4. Glory Train in Concert June 24th at 6pm.

Love, Serve, Go

Brian Winburn

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