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Seven Paths: Sloth – Whatever…, Who Cares?!

Pastor Mark is resuming the message series: Seven Paths leading to darkness, Seven Paths leading to light. 

Seven Paths: Sloth – Whatever…,Who Cares?!
Pr 24, Col 3, 1 Cor 10

What an interesting time to be talking about Gluttony, Sloth, Greed and Anger… actually, it’s perfect timing.  As I explored the ‘in’s and out’s of SLOTH this week I was struck by its timely message.  SLOTH ‘believes in nothing, cares for nothing, seeks to know nothing, interferes with nothing, enjoys nothing, and remains alive because there is nothing for which it will die for.’  What a fantastic definition!

God calls us to a purposeful life.  From the mandates given at creation, the call of Abraham, through the voice of the prophets and Jesus’ Great Commission, we are created and called to purposeful engagement in living.

Sloth is really about non-engagement in God’s created and called purpose for our lives.  Sloth has a motto today, it’s called, ‘whatever…’ or ‘who cares?!’  The cure to sloth is found in God given zeal.  Colossians 3:23 and 1 Corinthians 10:31 say, ‘Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God… work at it with all your heart.”  Why?  Because “…it is the Lord Jesus we work and live for.”  Now, this is something to live and die for.   

Work for what?  For increased connectivity with God.  For going deeper in understanding and love for one another.  For fuller engagement with the world with the good news of Jesus Christ.  

Where are we on these things?  The side of SLOTH or ZEAL?  Has the circumstances of COVID-19 grown or decreased your engagement in these things?  Time to look into it.   

‘See’ you online, or out on the trails,

Pastor Mark