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Silly excuses aren’t so silly!

Kids! They know how to make excuses, don’t they! Whew! When they don’t want to do something, they can come up with “the best reasons” to explain their inactivity. “My foot hurts.” “I need to go to the bathroom.” “I’m tired.” As adults, we can see right through their excuses to just how pitiful their efforts to avoid action really are.

It makes me wonder. If we can see right through excuses that kids make, how effective do you think that our excuses are in the eyes of our Father in heaven? Are they just as pitiful? When God calls us to action (speaking to lost souls, encouraging brethren, worshiping with the church, etc.), do you think that He is really persuaded by our “But I’m so busy,” “Someone else will handle it,” “I’m basically being a good person already,” “I’ll make it up to Him in some other way”?

In the Parable of the Great Supper in Luke 14:15-24, the master became angry at his servants’ excuses, and he just went and found others who would follow him. Will He also give up on us because of our excuses?