Buried Hands And Empty Stomachs

Proverbs 26:15 says, The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; He is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth.”

Here we get a picture of apathetic, uncommitted church attenders!

So often in the life of the church people can become guilty of being too lazy to bring it back to their mouth, chew it, swallow it and digest it like a big boy or girl.

Don’t get me wrong.  I didn’t mind helping feed Ashton or Landon when they were 1 or 2 years old.  However, if they can’t pick up their spoons and bring it to their mouths when they are 20, 30, 40, or 50 years old, we have a problem.

The tragedy is that the church is filled with those who have known Christ for decades, and still need a bib, a booster seat and want Mommy to do the “open wide, here comes the airplane”  trick with the spoon before shoving it into their mouths.

At Echo Church, we TRY to serve up the Word, hot and fresh every single Sunday.  We’re not perfect but it’s our passion.  We pour every ounce of energy to make the worship experience the best it can be.  The reality is: people still have to apply it, study their Bible, pray some during the week, join a small group and build community with others.

It doesn’t matter what church you’re a part of, if you refuse to bring it back to your mouth, no one can help you.

You have to get your own fork, strive to feed yourself. You have to unbury your hand from the dish.

Eat your greens, serve, pray, and apply the Bible to your life.

If you don’t, you run the risk of becoming malnourished in your Christian walk.  So lets not be guilty of the sluggards ways.  Lets Unbury our hand from the dish.

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