Thursday, May 06, 2010

Passion and discipleship

J.D. Hatfield looks at Philippians 3:16 & 19 and considers joy, passion and pride in Christian discipleship. His observations are worth considering:
The opposite of joy in a sense is lust. If I have joy in God I can wait on His plan and timing, even considering my sanctification. Joy is patient, and impatience is pride. Pride leads to lust, which says I deserve it now, or why do I have to wait, or why do I have to deal with this situation, or why am I here? Lust is “I want it my way and in my time, and that time is now”. It wants to go outside God's guidelines to find satisfaction.
Excellent point. I recommend J.D.'s whole article.


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