Being Habitually Late

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Sometimes things happen that are outside of our control, causing us to arrive late for certain events, but what about someone who is habitually late for spiritual events when they did not have to be? Being habitually late generally indicates several things: 

• Selfishness
• Laziness
• Disrespect for other people
• Disrespect for God
• Misplaced priorities
• Lack of interest in spiritual things (being carnally-minded)

Being late can also have a negative impact on others around us:

• It can be a distraction to those who are trying to learn
• It can be a distraction to those who are serious about worshiping God properly (Jn. 4:24), pulling their focus away from God to you
• It can make others think spiritual things should not be a priority
• It can tempt others to do the same thing

God wants us to do our best in everything we do (Eccl. 9:10; Col. 2:23). Let’s do our best to be on time, thereby demonstrating our love for God and our love for others.

Jason Patrick Hilburn
Baker church of Christ
Baker, FL

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