Thursday, 22 September 2011

Do we really desire these things?

“In every disastrous event, God declares his wisdom, his holiness, his power and his greatness (Mic 6:9). We say we are bound for heaven, immortality, and glory. But do we really desire these things if our thoughts are wholly taken up with the trifles of this world, with only occasional thoughts of heaven? (Matt 6:31, 33-45). All our worldly worries mainly revolve around three things: food, drink, and clothes. About these things Christ forbids us to take thought. He does not forbid us ever to think about these things, but that we should not allow our minds to be wholly taken up with them. Worry and anxiety about these things shows lack of faith in our heavenly Father's care and in the providence of God...”

John Owen
from Spiritual Mindedness

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