We live in an “impress me” culture. We evaluate things – particularly in the Western church – in terms of their excellence, eloquence, and sadly, their entertainment value. Think about it. How often do you leave a worship gathering thinking, “That wasn’t one of pastor’s best sermons” or “The music just wasn’t very good today” or “I just didn’t get anything out of worship today (even though God’s Word was faithfully proclaimed”?

Yesterday I read a post on Justin Taylor’s site with this quote: “The mature Christian is easily edified.” You can read the rest of Justin’s thoughts here, but in short, what this post means is that it is a sign of spiritual maturity when we are encouraged by the simple truths of the Gospel, even when someone struggles to communicate those truths to us in the most winsome, polished or helpful way. Are you easily edified?

Advertisements