In my reading, this verse popped out at me and kind of stuck with me today:
Mark 6:20b ~ Herod was disturbed whenever he talked with John, but even so he liked to listen to him. (LB)
I wonder how many people feel that way about church. They like it, but it disturbs them. They know what they should be doing, and they like hearing about what they should be doing, they just don't like being encouraged to do what they should be doing.
Isn't it funny how god's Word can have that effect on our lives? We like it but are disturbed by it at the same time. Maybe that's the power of it, that the Word of God inspires us to be better, which we like but at the same time is also hard.
I don't know. Food for thought.