Sunday, February 6, 2011

the idol of sleep and sloth

Exodus 20:
2 I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery;

3 Do not have any other gods before me.
4 You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me,
6 but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.

So... what does this has to do with sleep??? The sin of sloth... it is my constant battle... I would rather nap, or lay on the couch, etc. than work.... how does this reflect as a sin and idol??? When I can not get the things done that need to be done to serve Christ. When I allow sleep to replace Christ and work for HIM... it has become an idol and something I worship.

I AM NOT SAYING it's WORKS THAT SAVES... but Christ calls us to action. And it's hard to act when sleeping...

I felt especially convicted of this sin as I read a friend's blog To Show Them Jesus.
A great post that reminded me that even w/ our small space (which will be a little bigger soon) we can be hosptitable. I need to focus on getting the house somewhat presentable (so kids can play) and keep it up. Our home is a great location for church friends b/c it's VERY close!
Thanks Vixen for the great post!

1 comment:

  1. I wrote it for me too, so I can read it before I have people over to remind me of the call:) I can totally relate to idolizing sleep, I'm idolizing it right now!