Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Warren: spiritual adultery

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
    [Jesus:] “If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”
    —Mark 8:38 (NIV)
    Your identity is in eternity, and your homeland is heaven. When you grasp this truth, you will stop worrying about “having it all” on earth. God is very blunt about the danger of living for the here and now and adopting the values, priorities, and lifestyles of the world around us. When we flirt with the temptations of this world, God calls it spiritual adultery.
    ... Rick Warren (b.1954), The Purpose Driven Life [2002], Zondervan, 2012, p. 48 (see the book)
    See also Mark 8:38; Ps. 15; Hos. 1:2; Matt. 6:24; 12:39; 16:4; Luke 12:15-21; Rom. 12:2; Heb. 11:13; Jas. 4:1-2,4; 1 Pet. 1:1-2; 1 John 2:15-16
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, open my hands, that I may no longer hold on to things.
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