Someone once defined complacency as “a blight that saps energy, dulls attitudes, and causes a drain on the brain. The first symptom is satisfaction with things as they are. The second is rejection of things as they might be. ‘Good enough’ becomes today’s watchword and tomorrow’s standard. Complacency makes people fear the unknown, mistrust the untried, and abhor the new. Like water complacent people follow the easiest course—downhill.”
In today’s text we are going to learn about Mephibosheth’s downhill slide that began when he failed to take any action when King David became a reproach to Israel and had to retreat from Jerusalem. Mephibosheth’s complacency is going to wind up sending him back to Lo Debar (the place of nothingness), and costing him half of what he owns.
Our King, Jesus Christ, has become a reproach to most of mankind. If our fears and our worldliness cause us to become complacent in serving Him, we too will suffer loss, and we very well might wind up in Lo Debar.