In physics, the path of least resistance is always taken by objects moving through a system, so we see white water rapids because water flowing downhill follows the path of least resistance as it is pulled downward by gravity.
Rivers always travel around a mountain, around rocks etc, even though it greatly multiplies the length of its journey.
What about people?
Yes, we are prone to take the path of least resistance.
> It is easier to sit in front of a TV than to care for a neighbour’s needs.
> It is easier to angry and let that anger smoulder than is to talk the problem through.
> It is easier to thumb through magazines than to study the Word of God
> It is easier to gossip and social talk with friends than it is to spend time in prayer
We need to remember one thing:
There is a major difference between US and a river
or between US and electricity.
They will never have to give account for their actions,
but WE WILL.
Romans 14:10, 12
We shall all stand before the judgement seat of God.
So then, every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ,
that each one may receive the things done in the body,
according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
1 Corinthians 3:11-15
For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid,
which is Jesus Christ.
Now if anyone builds on this foundation
with gold, silver, precious stones,
wood, hay, straw,
each one’s work will become clear;
for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire;
and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is.
If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.
We Are His workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus for GOOD WORKS
which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Christ gave Himself for us
that He might redeem us from every lawless deed
and purify for Himself His own special people,
zealous for GOOD WORKS.
These things I want you to affirm constantly,
that those who have believed in God
should be careful to maintain GOOD WORKS
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable,
ALWAYS ABOUNDING in the work of the Lord,
knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Mediocrity is a sin: don’t do your BIT:
do your BEST.
What you are is God’s gift to you:
what you make of what you are is your gift to God.
- Not Good Enough! (ptl2010.com)