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Stores want to attract customers and they do it in a lot of different ways.
Some like to do it with big splashy sales, like the furniture stores that have been going out of business for three years, so everything is marked down seventy percent.
Others do it with just having the best product in the whole wide world (enter your Apple fanboys here) and making sure you know it.
Then there’s the stores that claim to have “Every Day Low Prices”.
How dreadfully boring those guys are.
How boring would the Christian life be with “every day low prices?”
You’d show up to your Christian life every single day with no expectancy of great things, no hope that tomorrow there will be something new or flashy or original.
Sunday? A boring Christian life.
Monday? Same boring Christian life.
Tuesday? Same boring Christian life.
Wednesday? Same boring Christian life.
Thursday? Same boring Christian life.
Friday? Same boring Christian life.
Saturday? You might as well take a nap.
You know who lived that boring old life? The people who didn’t have true life in Jesus Christ, the legal advisers of old, the Pharisees.
They had rules. They had traditions. They had the same thing from the day they were born until they died.
You know who didn’t have that issue?
The ones who lived by lines like this:
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Don’t get it twisted, I know that this is true too:
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
What it all means, though, is that from all eternity past to all eternity future Jesus is faithful and creative and He is wanting to do something new in your life.
Do you ever let your every day routine distract you from what God wants you to do next?