“Not Pleasure Boats”

We aren’t pleasure boats.  A pleasure boat can zip all over the lake, but a freighter has to stay in the channel.
– Jeff Smith (Sunday’s sermon)

My additional thoughts:

  1. A lightweight without any depth might “get away” with a lot.  The old prophet in I Kings 13 “got away” with lying, compromise, etc.  The man of God died for seemingly lesser disobedience (though there is more to that story).  God has high standards for His servants — if you don’t want to be a lightweight, stay in the channel of His will.
  2. The deeper, stronger, and more active you are in the Lord’s service, the more you are aware of needing to be in the channel.  Pleasure boats hit the rocks, too, but those piloting them usually don’t think about it as much as the man in the freighter.  He knows how important it is to stay in the channel.
  3. A lot of Christians (or people who claim to be) waste a lot of time, money, and energy pleasure-boating, zipping all over life, instead of doing real work in the Lord’s service, moving in the channel of His will.

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About Jon Gleason

Former Pastor of Free Baptist Church of Glenrothes
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2 Responses to “Not Pleasure Boats”

  1. Paul t says:

    And as Jonathan Edwards said in his comments on “humility”, to paraphrase, we should always be suspicious of our own spirituality. We can be easily deceived about the rightness of our actions. It is best to live with “hat in hand” before God and man.

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