Sunday, February 21, 2010

Should I Listen (or read, or watch, or play)?

Two questions:

1. Does the music (or book, or magazine, or TV program, or movie, or game) you listen to lead you to love the Savior more or cause your affections for Christ to diminish?

2. Does your music (etc.) lead you to value an eternal perspective or influence you to adopt the mindset of "this present evil age"?

from Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World (p. 81)

Monday, February 15, 2010

What is Sin?

What is sin?
The Glory of God not honored.
The Holiness of God not reverenced.
The Greatness of God not admired.
The power of God not praised.
The Truth of God not sought.
The Wisdom of God not Esteemed.
The Beauty of God not treasured.
The Goodness of God not savored.
The faithfulness of God not trusted.
The Commandments of God not obeyed.
The Justice of God not respected.
The Wrath of God not feared.
The Grace of God not cherished.
The presence of God not prized
The person of God not loved.
That is sin.

- John Piper

(ht: Already Not Yet)