“Go forth from Babylon! Flee from the Chaldeans! Declare with the sound of joyful shouting, proclaim this, send it out to the end of the earth; say, ‘The Lord has redeemed His servant Jacob.’” (Isaiah 48:20)
We tend to be creatures of comfort. We choose clothes, vehicles, restaurants, relationships, conversations, and even churches based upon our comfort. But, is this really what God desires of us and for us? Should our decisions be based upon what is easy and comfortable? Of course, we know that we must follow God’s command regardless of the cost. However, it is far too easy for us to get in the same rut as the Israelites. While enslaved in Babylon, they sadly became comfortable and complacent and didn’t want to leave. They weren’t fulfilling God’s purpose for their lives, but they were content living in their complacency.
Jesus has called us out of our comfort zone to take the Good News to the ends of the earth and make disciples of all nations. As those who have been redeemed, let’s be faithful to always choose God’s call over our comfort.