Shallow End Believers

March 4th, 2024

1 Corinthians 3:1-10

There were plenty of opportunities for me to learn to swim—I just never learned. At a campground that I attended as a child, my time at the lake was spent playing in the shallow waters. I couldn’t swim out to the dock like the other kids. It became increasingly unsatisfying as I grew older.

Churches are full of people living with a shallow faith. Their surface devotion to God becomes less and less satisfying, but it’s all they know. Shallow-living believers tend to have one foot on the beach (in the world) and the other foot in the living waters of Jesus. It’s easy to abandon the lake all together and take one’s toys and go home.

Shallow-watered faith followers don’t experience a deep wholeheartedness that results from being immersed in the fullness of the love of Jesus. They don’t comprehend the profound satisfaction and joy unspeakable that comes from a bottomless trust in Jesus. Shallow living becomes increasingly unsatisfactory and maybe that’s why so many tend to make waves and not disciples.

Author: Rob Prince

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One Response to “Shallow End Believers”

  1. Ian Says:

    March 4th, 2024 at 7:19 am

    Amen Brother. The “Joy Unspeakable” of being rooted in the faith and savior is such an amazing thing when it’s fully and truly done. Not to say that it isn’t without learning/growth, but having the real relationship and meaning of Christ in your life does nothing but wonders to the Soul, in the very best and the very worst of times. God Bless you, Brother, and may the Joy be Unspeakable and Full of Glory.

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