Dangerous Distractions That Displease The Lord

Dangerous Distractions That Displease The Lord

1 Corinthians 7:35.

Distractions are subtle but powerful elements that seek to prevent believers from full engagement in our devotion and consecration to God. They seek to thwart the full manifestation of God’s work upon a believer’s life.

The context in this chosen Bible text is based on the premise of marriage. But it equally applies to a believer’s life seeing that our redemption and reconciliation is likened to being espoused to Christ as His bride- 2 Corinthians 11:2. Sin and disobedience are the foremost distractions that expectedly seek to waylay a believer’s devotion and consecration to Christ. The temptations of sin only seek to corrupt the gem of righteousness in the believer. We must be watchful against these distractions that seek to terminate our budding relationship with Christ- Galatians 3:1.

There are other distractions that fight us daily for an in-road to our lives such as the distraction of work and career, of self-care and preservation, of worldly sociability and social media, of the thought about the future, of challenges and trials, etc.

What is the solution? Jesus says in Mark 6:31 “come ye yourselves apart”. We must be resolute in our decision to cling to our devotion to Christ, knowing fully well and accepting that there is no greater demand upon our life than to be fully engaged to the Lord- Deuteronomy 11:13; Proverbs 23:26; Mark 3:14 And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach.

Author: Bro A. Faola


1 ‘Christian! seek not yet repose,’
hear thy guardian angel say;
thou art in the midst of foes;
‘watch and pray.’

2 Principalities and powers,
mustering their unseen array,
wait for thy unguarded hours;
‘watch and pray.’

3 Gird thy heavenly armour on,
wear it ever night and day;
ambushed lies the evil one;
‘watch and pray.’

4 Hear the victors who o’ercame;
still they mark each warrior’s way;
all with one sweet voice exclaim,
‘watch and pray.’

5 Hear, above all, hear thy Lord,
him thou lovest to obey;
hide within thy heart his word,
‘watch and pray.’

6 Watch, as if on that alone
hung the issue of the day;
pray, that help may be sent down;
‘watch and pray.’

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