18 February 2010

Licking the earth - by Ray Ortlund

Sinners lick the earth, that is to say, love earthly pleasures.

Pascal, Pensées, #666.

Our lifestyles devoted to earthly pleasures while marginalizing Christ — let’s depict them bluntly: “licking the earth.” But here is what we were created for: “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!” (Psalm 34:8).

There is nothing degrading in Christ. Only satisfying, uplifting, humanizing.

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Additional Resources
"Lurking and nourished sins are always a sign."
Coming to Jesus without hating what we have left
No one thanks a vending machine


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