“The way of a sluggard is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is a level highway.” – Proverbs 15:19
One of the greatest dangers on the mountaintop is the temptation toward complacency. We long for the heights because we imagine a certain comfort there, an ease. We falsely believe reaching the mountains means we won’t have to struggle, or even work.
Laziness is not the anecdote to turmoil. The belief that apathy is any sort of cure is as false as it is rampant in the modern world.
The Lord does not promise us comfortable circumstances. He promises to be our comfort. The difference is massive. Apathy is a fool’s goal. Meaning requires work and sacrifice and struggle. And since God wants the best for us, He does not desire for us to sit on a throne and sleep.
This is the danger of the mountaintop and the danger of living under the circumstances. When we believe an improved circumstance will bring us happiness, we will be disappointed. “More” is the pot at the end of the rainbow – you can chase it but you will never find it.
The God of comfort is with us throughout all terrains. He is not here to ease the circumstance or deliver us into apathy. He is there to be our comfort and provide the transformational peace of His Presence in every circumstance.