All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
Too many times in this life we allow ourselves to become too comfortable, therefore becoming inactive Christians. We ignore opportunities to help others, we retreat into our own lives, and we reject Christ. There are many areas where we should never become too comfortable.
Here are two of them.
Scripture gives us many chances to see the compassion of Jesus. When the sick and lost came to Him, He not only took pity on them, He helped them. Today, it is easy to pity others, but often we overlook the second step, getting involved. Our society is lacking in compassion and even within the church, one could wonder if compassion is being shown the way Christ intends it to be.
Have we become so comfortable in our lives that we neglect others? Are we too afraid to get involved in the lives of others that we have no problem offering our prayers, but not our time? Are we neglecting the poor and broken?
Jesus was born into this world for one reason; to die. His commitment to us led Him to be born of a virgin, led Him through His ministry, and eventually led Him to Calvary. The commitment of Christ saved us from eternal Hell and gave us the opportunity to live with Him forever. Should our commitment to Him be any less?
Have we become so comfortable in our Christianity that we refuse to take the time and commitment to bring others to Him? At times, it may take venturing into the unknown, into places where we may not feel safe, and around people who we may not be accustomed.
Jesus so simply told us what to in Matthew 28:19-20, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” It sounds easy, but sometimes we don’t want to take the responsibility for bringing others to Christ so we don’t and we let opportunities pass by.
Have we become comfortably numb? Do we refuse to help others, to show them compassion, or to get involved in their lives? Do we use excuses not to teach, not to help, not to get involved?
Our compassion and our commitment to Jesus are two areas in which we should never become comfortably numb.