“Finally, my dear friends, be glad that you belong to the Lord. It doesn’t bother me to write the same things to you that I have written before. In fact, it is for your own good.” Philippians 3:1
The church at Philippi was the first church planted in Southern Europe. The city rested on the northern coast of the Aegean Sea in Macedonia, just east of Greece. Paul was writing from prison in Rome at the time and made a point of repeating what he had previously communicated to the church members there so that they might be safe against false teaching in the church.
How many times do you hear things preached or taught that you’ve heard before? I would gather many, many times depending on how long you’ve walked with the Lord. Some things bear repeating. I never get tired of hearing about Christ’s crucifixion, no matter how often I hear it taught. Hearing the verse John 3:16, “God loved the people of this world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life and never really die” never gets old. Reading the same verses frequently brings new meaning to each verse every time we read them. The point I am trying to make here is that at times we become bored and/or complacent regarding our walk with Christ. We begin to think we know it all, that there’s nothing new under the sun. Nothing seems new and fresh to us. Is that the fault of God and His word or is it our fault for allowing the mundaneness of life to steal our joy and our inquisitive nature regarding the things of God.
Don’t allow yourself to grow weary of hearing about the things of God, no matter how many times you are told. In His word is found life, hope and peace. To be like Christ we must know Him as well as humanly possible via the Holy Spirit. We do that through familiarizing ourselves with the Bible and spending time with Him in prayer. As Paul points out, “it is for your own good.” If speaking with the living God of the Bible who created all things seems boring to you, perhaps you need an attitude adjustment. Until Christ returns, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resource: The Asbury Bible Commentary.