Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


March 12, 2013

We forget that many of us live in the Bible Belt, a land very friendly toward Christian practice. Truth is, though times are changing, this entire nation is sort of a Bible Belt when compared to much of the world. So what?

Jesus "What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, 'Son, go and work today in the vineyard.'
'I will not,' he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.
Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, 'I will, sir,' but he did not go.
Which of the two did what the Father wanted?"
"The first," they answered.
                                                --Matthew 21:28-31 TNIV

Living in the Bible Belt, we risk being like the second son, saying "Yes," but maybe not so much "living" the "yes." The blessings of freedom, the common expression of Christian practice can cause us to think we are following Christ, but are not.

To be surrounded by Bibles and churches doesn't me we read them or worship the Lord of that church. Jesus told this parable for a reason, surely it has something to say to us.


Dale Patterson