Busy Sloth

Finally, the notion of sloth does not merely apply to idleness but also to busyness. Before discussing busyness, we should note that idleness is a sinful counterfeit of God-glorifying rest. Rest is worship; idleness is not. Rest is found in coming to Christ; idleness is found in self-gratifying pursuits. The same is also true of …

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Spiritual Sloth

Slothfulness, though, is not merely physical or intellectual. We can also be lazy and idle spiritually. Spiritual sloth means being slothful to the things of God. Primarily, we see this in our reading of Scripture and prayer, which we tend to devote little (if any) time toward. While we may say that nothing is more …

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Sept. 23, 2016

Repentance: Running to the Greatest of All Treasures This fits pretty well with the theme of my most recent post. The proper response to the gospel is to repent (Acts 2:38). The question is, have you repented? If you haven’t repented in such a way that you’ve turned to Jesus by faith, your so-called repentance …

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Sept. 16, 2016

Below are a few Internet articles that I found quite beneficial to read. What's Wrong with Western Missionaries? If I were to start my missionary life over, I would bury my pride and unpack some humility. I would become a brother, a friend, and a peer. I would care more about the names of my …

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Sept. 9, 2016

Below are a few Internet articles that I found quite beneficial to read. Treat Yourself to the Voice of God The world, the flesh, and the devil himself muster their collective energies to deceive us into orienting on God’s word as some mere duty, rather than receiving it as the delight it is. We’re prone to …

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Aug 21-27, 2016

Here is a roundup of online articles that I found helpful this week. As for Me and My Household... I stumbled upon these guys at Reformed Outlook (and their podcast), and I'm glad I did. This article discusses the difficulties and joys of shepherding your children. Since my wife and I desire (but currently don't …

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Biblical Worship

A Prayerful Longing for God (Psalm 84)

Psalms Study Guide (Week 5) SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. (Psalm 84:2) For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the …

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