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The Spiritually Lazy Saint

My Utmost His Highest

"Let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together . . ." (Hebrews 10:24-25)

We are all capable of being spiritually lazy saints. We want to stay off the rough roads of life, and our primary objective is to secure a peaceful retreat from the world. The ideas put forth in these verses from Hebrews 10 are those of stirring up one another and of keeping ourselves together. Both of these require initiative — our willingness to take the first step toward Christ-realization, not the initiative toward self-realization. To live a distant, withdrawn, and secluded life is diametrically opposed to spirituality as Jesus Christ taught it. . . The real danger in spiritual laziness is that we do not want to be stirred up — all we want to hear about is a spiritual retirement from the world. Yet Jesus Christ never encourages the idea of retirement. (read more) (purchase)

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