Why do we seek the Sensational?

Discussion, devotional thought of the day:

As I look over the devotional blogs I have been writing, I am tending to see a pattern regarding the number of readers I get per each title.

Include comments about chick fil a – lots of hits.  Best blog so far – the one about my dieing 20 years ago.  (that many people interested in my death experience? Or that many people think I really am dead?)   But if the topic is something like spiritual growth, or discipleship, or the dreaded “e” word, or knowing God’s presence… not so much.

I’ll admit – it’s a little frustrating.  Then again, I am writing these blogs as much to help me – to get me to process these things, but I desire that they would be a blessing to others.  So should I write on politics?  ( I can tick everyone off that way!) Or make this “less” of a devotional/discussion blog?

More important I think – why do we click on that which titilates, that which is controversial, or sensational?  Why are we willing to do that, and not look to the deeper things of our faith, the things which actually change our lives?

In Hebrews we find:
Hebrews 5:11-14 (NLT)   There is much more we would like to say about this, but it is difficult to explain, especially since you are spiritually dull and don’t seem to listen. 12 You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God’s word. You are like babies who need milk and cannot eat solid food. 13 For someone who lives on milk is still an infant and doesn’t know how to do what is right. 14 Solid food is for those who are mature, who through training have the skill to recognize the difference between right and wrong.

So its not a new problem – but how can we address it?  How can I make this devotional blog something that uplifts and challenges you?  Please let me know… pragmatically it makes more sense than if this is just a blog that no one reads except me… or a blog that simply adds to that which distracts us from God, and His love and adoring Him!

God Bless!


About justifiedandsinner

I am a pastor of a Concordia Lutheran Church in Cerritos, California, where we rejoice in God's saving us from our sin, and the unrighteousness of the world. It is all about His work, the gift of salvation given to all who trust in Jesus Christ, and what He has done that is revealed in Scripture. God deserves all the glory, honor and praise, for He has rescued and redeemed His people.

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