07 May 2009

Cheating the Thief Part 7: Zeal

Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. (Romans 12:11)
In the path of your judgments, O LORD, we wait for you; your name and remembrance are the desire of our soul. (Isaiah 26:8)
What are you passionate about? It's an important question. Passions govern every one of our decisions. Even the lazy are governed by their passion for laziness. When our passions run contrary to God's passion, we live contrary to God and waste our lives. When we unite with God's passion, we unite with God and make the most of our vaporous life for eternity. Message 7 is the most important of "Cheating the Thief" because in it we examine the zeal that unites with God and fuels a fruitful life; the zeal for God's own glory. Without this zeal, all our efforts (no matter how noble) hang from a precipice of idolatry.

Additional Resources
Desiring God - a video seminar from the Bethlehem Institute from January 2009
My notes for this session


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