One Sided obedience
I am on my way to Calabar to attend a meeting of great thinker. I shall be back by Friday.
It is important that you are guided accordingly as to how you ought to live and conduct yourself in my absence.
Make sure the dogs are fed. Try to keep the room clean and pump water to fill the over head tank.
Of course you know my position on immorality and vagabond friendship. Ensure that none of those your vagabond friends enter my house in my absence. Do not buy any newspaper with the vendor. Ensure that you don’t go out in the evening to the junction for anything.
Stay safe till I come.
After 3 days the father returned and found out that Trust-God ensured that he did not go out in the evening, none of his vagabond friends visited him and no newspaper was bought. But the dogs were not properly fed and the overhead tank had no water.
Trust-God spent his whole time trying to keep off the things the father warned him against and obviously left out the things he ought to have done. Most of us today are like Trust-God. We have spent our whole time struggling with the “do not’ of God and have neglected the “do”.
Today the church if filled with people who have refused to forgive one another and yet are not fornicators or adulterers. They have grown above committing adultery and fornication but find it difficult to fellowship. They do not murder or don’t plan to kill anyone yet they have never visited the sick and orphan or the afflicted.
One sided approach to Christianity is waste of time.
Let us repent
Mt 25:37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.