Thursday, September 26, 2013
The Worst Punishment
I have a confession to make. My wife knows this sin I struggle with and I want to share it with you; on Saturday nights I watch COPS. For me, there is something about seeing people get caught for doing stupid things. It could be the ex-criminal in me or just the need for laughter but I really enjoy COPS.
As the severity of the crime committed increases so does the security around you increase. Most people think the worst punishment is capital punishment; I disagree. I think the worst punishment a criminal can experience is solitary confinement. We were created to do life in relationship and the judicial system knows the worst punishment a person can experience is no human contact.
You may feel like your Christian life is being lived in solitary confinement; you’re not experiencing fellowship with God or with other believers. There is something special about having Christian fellowship, but Scripture tells us fellowship is secondary to fellowship with God (I John 1:1-4). No matter where you are in life I want to share three ways you can break the feeling of solitary confinement in your life:
1) Reading Scripture
2) Time Spent in Prayer
3) Corporate and Personal Worship
What else would you add to break the feelings of solitary confinement?