“With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.”
Nobody ever falls into sin on accident. Books could be filled with people who were once used by God mightily but became another notch in sin’s belt. Let me be clear; I am not for trying to kick or destroy the fallen believer. Nobody has ever said that the fallen believer doesn’t need to repent before we can help them come back to God. The pharisaical critics are plenty who want to kick the fallen believer and never give them a chance to come back to God. However, before anyone can be criticized for their fallen actions, there was one step every fallen believer has taken.
The word “wander” in the verse above means to move leisurely or casually. God is saying that before anyone ever disobeyed God’s commandments, they wandered from them. In other words, before anyone fell, they became leisurely and casual about obeying God’s Word. The greatest danger for the believer is to be casual about serving the LORD.
My friend, you had better be careful about becoming casual in your daily walk. Before a young person loses their purity, they became casual in their relationship with the opposite sex. Before a person committed adultery, they became casual in their relationships with people of the opposite sex. Before a person obtained the wrong friend who pulled them away from God, they were casual with the people with whom they associated. Before a person lives a worldly lifestyle, they became casual with their church attendance. No matter what sin a person committed, they were casual about God’s Word before they became a casualty.
The greatest danger of casual churches is that they are grooming people to become casualties. A church always becomes casual before they leave the King James Bible. You will always find that the churches that don’t use the King James Bible are churches that are very casual in their appearance and service to God. The biggest reason a church should stop being casual in their service to God is because their casualness is one step away from becoming a casualty.
Moreover, every person needs to be careful about becoming casual in their relationships with others. If you don’t want to “wander” from God’s commandments concerning your relationships with others, you had better be careful about being casual with people. I am not against God’s people enjoying time with each other, but becoming casual in your relationships always breaks down barriers that were set up to keep you from sin. Married couples must be careful about becoming too casual with other married couples. Single people must be careful about being too casual with other singles. You will always be casual in a relationship before that relationship causes you to be a casualty.
Furthermore, be careful about being casual in your service to God. Serving God should never be done casually because of Who you represent. My friend, if you become casual in the spiritual warfare in which you are engaged, you will become another casualty of the spiritual battle. Though being casual in your appearance as you go to church and serve God may not be a sin, it will lead you to treating God’s Word casually which always leads a believer to becoming a casualty. The greatest deterrent from becoming a casualty is to have a purpose for everything that you do. Being deliberate with your relationships and actions will keep you from becoming a casualty.