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A dedicated Christian once asked a delinquent brother this same question of interest. His friend replied, “I don’t know…and I don’t care!” “You’re absolutely right,” said the faithful Christian, “I don’t know (Ignorance) and I don’t care (Indifference) are the two greatest.”

Ignorance? But, wait! If you and I truly love Jesus, we will take advantage of opportunities (i.e. Bible study, worship, mid-week prayer meeting, etc.) to learn as much about Him as possible. We will also be blessed by the opportunities we make (daily devotionals, personal readings, our own private times of worship during the week) to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior” (2 Peter 3:18)

Indifference? How could that be possible? “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind,” is what Jesus said (Matthew 22:37). How is it possible to love Him with every fiber of our being and still be lethargic to His wishes? To be holy Christians, we must be “wholly” Christians!

Would it not be wonderful if others could say of us, “He/she knows the Bible, knows God (no more ignorance)…and it shows (no more indifference)”?

Dan Winkler
via Brown Trail church of Christ
Denton, TX

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