Indifference

<<apathy, coldness>>

Habakkuk questioned God why He seemed indifferent or unconcerned with the sin of the people of Judah.  God’s reply was ‘the situation is under control’ and He was working on the problem (Hab 1:2-2:5).

The religious leaders of the day insulted God with their indifference and lack of understanding that Jesus was voluntarily giving His life to redeem lost humanity – the greatest act of love this world has ever seen (Mk 15:31,32). Even many of His own Jewish people did not accept Him (Jn 1:11).

How many times do we snub God by robbing Him of the relationship He desires to have with us – after all, we were fashioned for that purpose – or our indifference to the resources of the Holy Spirit and the provisions Jesus died to make available to us (Rev 3:15,16,20). How would we feel if our friends treated us that way? Sinfulness can render us indifferent and careless about the value and exercise of prayer, Bible reading and obeying His commands.

In the parable of the Good Samaritan there were those who were too involved in their work for God they had no time to work with God reaching out and touching those in need (Lk 10:30-32). Do not be indifferent or insensitive to those who need a help along and encouragement in some

 Am I indifferent to the plight of those                                     who don’t know Christ?

way, for by doing it to someone who seems the least, we are in effect serving Christ (Mt 25:40).

Jesus is never indifferent – touched by our plight, He is sympathetic to our humanity as He also was a man yet lived without sin (Mt 9:36; Heb 4:15).

See also: apathy, ignore, insensitive, uncaring.


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