“At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps, and I will punish the men who are complacent, those who say in their hearts, ‘The Lord will not do good, nor will he do ill’” (Zephaniah 1.12 ESV).
God is not a stagnant God. When He created the earth, He established the system of sowing and reaping. Whatever we plant—whether good or evil—is what we harvest in our lives. Yes, as Christians, we have forgiveness of sins through Jesus Christ and we have the counsel of the Holy Spirit. Our salvation is always secure in Christ, yet we can push away the Holy Spirit’s authority by asserting our own will. And to think that we will experience no consequences if we disobey God’s commands and rebuke the leading of the Holy Spirit is foolish. Complacency is a sin that is readily overlooked. We can’t squander the life that God has given us and think that it doesn’t matter. We can’t bury our talents in the ground and act like they mean nothing. Complacency mocks our God who died to give us free will, so we could exert our creative authority on earth for His glory. God has given each of us a purpose. Our actions can make a difference for God’s Kingdom Agenda. We were specifically designed for a reason, and we must make it our life’s goal to fulfill the plans that God has for us.
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2.10 ESV).