To circumvent the road rules in Jakarta, consider to be the world’s most congested city, people are becoming “professional passengers.”

The idea of being a professional passenger began after city officials created a new rule for the roads. The new rule, called the 3-in-1 rule, created car-pooling to lessen traffic on the roads, but it created another issue – professional passengers.

Professional passengers are people hired to sit in a car and do nothing. They do not know about the journey or the destination. They are there to be paid. The professional passengers (sometimes called jockeys) include single mothers and children. Officials have found that children have left school to become professional passengers because of the money.

Would you become a professional passenger? Would you sit in a car and just “be there?” You would not know the destination and have no care for what might take place?

The question I would ask is, “Are there professional passengers in the church?” Are there individuals who are filling pews instead of living a Christ filled life?

Certainly, we know that being a Christian is more than filling a pew. It is living a life of a higher purpose (1 Thessalonians 2.12). While we are to be listeners of the word of God, we are also to act on what we hear and have learned. (James 1.22)

Remember what Paul said to Timothy, “who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began…” (2 Timothy 1:9)

Are you a professional church passenger?

Just a thought,

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