Beware of Morality Fatigue
by Bob Burridge ©2012
When exposed to an odor for a long time olfactory fatigue sets in, you don’t sense it any more. This is why people often fail to realize they have odor problems in their homes. People living by airports or busy highways become so used to the noise that they don’t even notice it.
There is also a morality fatigue that desensitizes us to things that are not honoring to our God. We become comfortable with certain sins little by little. They can become accepted “background noise”. It’s as if we can’t “smell them” anymore.
God doesn’t leave us on our own devices to take inventory of our moral condition. Regular and prayerful Bible study shines light on our dark places. The work of the Holy Spirit shows us how the word applies to our lives. He convicts us of things we would overlook. He stirs us to have a deeper concern for our walk with Christ. In Psalm 139:23-24 David asked God to help him take inventory of his heart. He prayed, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.”