Sunday, June 10, 2007

From doubt to delight

This morning I preached from Psalm 73 at our church.

Here's a portion of my notes:
"One of the greatest lies that the church has struggled with, especially in the West, is that we should expect to have lives of great material abundance, superior physical condition, and a life free of suffering. Many Christians have gotten to this place in their lives where they are so consumed with a desire for the gifts they think they deserve that there is no room left over in their hearts to be consumed with a desire for the Giver. And that is a great tragedy and it does not honor God. It does not honor God when we desire the same things the world desires in the same way that the world desires them."
You can read the whole manuscript here (It's kind of a rough draft, but it's pretty close to what I said this morning.)



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