what if…

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What if for Valentines Day a husband bought a card, bought some roses and gave them to his wife?  What if on that day this husband told his wife he loved her and that she was the only one for him.  Nice, huh?  Well, what if that same husband didn't do much else for his wife most the rest of the year?  What if he only spent energy and money on his wife on special occasions like her birthday or a holiday?  Even more, what if that same husband expected constant adoration and
blessing from his wife along with her unrelenting showering of
attention upon him?  Even more, what if that same husband looked at other women from time to time… or spent time with pornography… or imagined being with another… or actually acted upon those desires secretively?   Not so nice, huh?

What if on Sundays a person went to church and put some money in the offering plate?  What if on that day this person told God he loved him and that God was the only One for him?  Nice, huh?  Well, what if that same person didn't do much else for God most the rest of the week?  What if he only spent energy and money on God on special occasions like Christmas or tax return season?  Even more, what if that same person expected constant adoration and blessing from God along with his unrelenting showering of attention upon him?  Even more, what if that same person looked at other objects from time to time… or spent time with other desires… or imagined being with another god… or actually acted upon those desires secretively?   Not so nice, huh?  (1 Samuel 7:2-6.)

Ken Castor

Ken Castor is a husband, dad, pastor, writer and teacher. He serves as a professor at Crown College, Minnesota, where he equips students to pursue Jesus-Centered Faith and Next Generation Ministry. For 20+ years he's focused on equipping the next generations in places like the U.S., Canada, and Northern Ireland. He's the author of Grow Down (Simply Youth Ministry, 2014), Make a Difference (Broadstreet, 2016), the Blue-Letters Editor of the Jesus-Centered Bible (Group, 2015) and numerous other articles and Bible Study guides. But, whenever possible, he gets down on the floor and builds Lego with his kids. Connect with him @kencastor.

2 thoughts on “what if…

  1. I just wanted to say that your talk on Sunday made me think about how I need to be more consistent in spending time with God during the week and not on “the days that it matters.”

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