Recently I was speaking with two students about their college experiences. They had chosen prestigious universities and had been excited about being with others who challenged them academically and prodded them to excel.
Yet, once on campus, they experienced a great deal of disappointment. Their idea of the ideal educational experience was dashed by a deluge of students who were mainly interested in the fun of regularly partying themselves into a drunken stupor, only to wake with a headache and heartache, ready to start all over again.
What does any of this have to do with an RMG? Well, nothing, really. But this idea of “fun” that the masses hold onto stands in stark contrast to what a real good time is.
Look at the exhortation to believers in 1st Thessalonians: “ . . . let us be sober, having . . . faith and love, and . . . the hope of salvation . . . God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so . . . we might live with him. Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”
We are to be alert and alive! We have hope and security in an eternity with Christ! And so we are to encourage each other and build one another up!
Which, finally, brings me to RMG Life. Last week we had a wonderful time of encouraging one-another and building one another up during a night dedicated to fellowship. There was time for deepening relationships, worshiping God, fun and games, food, and much laughter.
There is no headache or heartache after a night with brothers and sisters in Christ who pursue righteousness, even when having fun, because that is a real good time.