BEWARE OF DRIFTING

I was writing about the need to refocus yesterday and then almost providentially I have stumbled across this quote via Twitter by D. A. Carson. I hope that it provides some food for thought and fuel for prayer: I will use it as a tool of evaluation my sense of direction.

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.

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