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If You're Bored, Question Your Salvation!
Bible study on salvation and commitment.

Sometimes one of my kids will say, "I'm bored!"

My usual response is something like, "That's not my problem!" or "It's your job to do something about it!"

Sometimes Christians get bored of church, Bible class, worship, or living as a Christian in general.

If you're bored serving God, it should cause you to pause and ask, "Am I even saved?"

Christians are Fervent
Christians are"fervent in spirit, serving the Lord" (Rom. 12:11).

"Fervent" means is to be boiling hot. Sometimes we say a fervent person is on fire, and that a fervent Christian is on fire for the Lord.

Apollos was a man described as fervent. Notice what Luke says about this man who was boiling hot for the Lord:

  • He was mighty in the Scriptures (Acts 18:24).
  • He spoke out boldly (Acts 18:26).
  • He powerfully refuted the Jews in public (Acts 18:28).

Does it sound like Apollos was bored? How could he be? He was on fire for the Lord!

Christians are boiling hot and on fire for the Lord. So if you're bored, you should question your salvation.

Christians are Zealous
Christians are zealous for what is good.

  • "Who is there to harm you if you prove zealous for what is good" (1 Pet. 3:13)?
  • Jesus "gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds" (Tit. 2:14).

"Zealous" means "marked by fervent partisanship for a person, a cause, or an ideal" (Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2009. Merriam-Webster Online. 30 July 2009

Synonyms for "zealous" include enthusiastic, eager, fervent, intense, and passionate.

Vine's Dictionary says that a zealous person is "an uncompromising partisan," which is much different from the present-day political doctrine of tolerance.

When it comes to serving God, Christians aren't always politically correct because God commands us to be zealous. In other words, we're fervently partisan toward God and His word.

Now, does it sound like zealous Christians are bored? How can we be? We're enthusiastic, eager, fervent, intense, and passionate.

Christians are zealous. So if you're bored, you should question your salvation.

Bored Christians Don't Repent
Besides a lack of fervency and zeal, bored Christians should question their salvation because they are unrepentant.

Admonishing the church at Laodicea for lukewarmness, Jesus says, "Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent" (Rev. 3:19).

Zeal is necessary for one to repent. We must be enthusiastic, eager, fervent, intense, and passionate to repent, or else we'll be satisfied to remain in sin.

So if you're bored, you're not zealous, and you're not repenting of your sins.

As a result you should question your salvation.

Bored Christians Fall Away
Christians who aren't fervent and zealous no longer repent of their sins, and therefore fall away.

They have become callous and given themselves over to sin (Eph. 4:19).

Perhaps this was the case with Demas, of whom Paul says, "having loved this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica" (2 Tim. 4:10).

If you're bored going to church, worshiping God, studying the Bible, and doing personal work, this should be a wake up call.

Seriously consider your heart, the lack of fervency and zeal that's resulted in an unrepentant attitude.

If you've not fallen away, you will soon, unless you do what Jesus commanded the Laodiceans.

Be zealous and repent!