Living in Laodicea

Posted on July 18, 2008. Filed under: Daily Journey, Uncategorized |

Friday, July 18, 2008–Down on my blogroll you will see Steve Camp’s name. Camp has long been one of my favorite musicians in the CCM genre. His hard hitting, in your face lyrics always challenge my faith and encourage me. I got this DA Carson quote from Steve’s blog this morning, and the title for this Post is from one of Steve’s older songs–and my favorite Camp song!

We get so used to living in the lukewarm atmosphere of Laodicea in our spiritual lives. We tend towards spiritual sloth even though the rest of our daily life may be very structured and busy and productive. Growing closer to the Lord, growing in holiness, is no automatic thing, it is no accident. It takes work to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in our sanctification.

“PEOPLE DO NOT drift toward holiness.
Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness,
prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord.
We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance;
we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom;
we drift toward superstition and call it faith.
We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation;
we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking
we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness
and convince ourselves we have been liberated.”

-D. A. Carson, For the Love of God

Pray that this day, today, we would pursue Christ with vigor.

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