We’ve been studying Judges this summer and one of the themes I keep coming back to is how close the people were to God’s best. Joshua had led them into the promised land and they were RIGHT THERE! God had called them to obey Him and He promised to be right there with them (and when God is with you, what else do you need right?). And yet they missed experiencing the promised land the way God had promised it. They compromised, they got complacent and they missed it.
This got me thinking, I wonder how close some of us are? I wonder how often we settle for less than God made us for. We settle for “churchianity” instead of “christianity”. We settle for showing up at church but missing God. We settle for a “little” God but we don’t want to get fanatical! Do we even realize what we’re doing? I wonder if we don’t fully grasp life in God? I wonder if we fail to see the glory of God?