I echo your comments. Inappropriate attitudes and behaviour in the life of a Christian is an offence against God. We, as Christians, must step back and ask ourselves “does what I am thinking, saying and doing glorify God?”
1 Corinthians 10:31 “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
This applies even in the realm of our outlook on politics and politicians. We are to speak in God glorifying ways about our political leaders just as we are to speak in God glorifying ways about the most devout of Christians. Is slandering a slanderer acceptable since the one who you slandered was wretched in the first place? No! We are to have integrity in our speech no matter who the object of our comments are directed towards… the wicked or the just.
Sometimes we as preachers must deliver a wake up call for people to step back and evaluate their actions in the light of scripture and to repent and make corrections where they err.
I told my congregation on Sunday that if they skip Sunday morning service or Sunday evening service or Wednesday evening Bible study… and they do so because they are more interested in “the game” or in “puttering around in their garage” or they are “too tired”…. That the message their children hear loud and clear is that Jesus is important to them, but not as important as these diversions. And, further more, they hear you speak with your actions that Christianity is something you can turn on when it is convenient and turn off when it is not. ….. it was pretty silent in the sanctuary after that. Be watchful… for you do not know the day nor the hour.
With that… we press on.
Pastor John Shoaf