A Canker Into The Very Core of Your Spirituality!

Untitled(Octavius Winslow)

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2

Heavenly-mindedness can only be maintained by the strictest vigilance. It is a delicate and fragile flower, susceptible to every variation of the spiritual atmosphere. Guard against that which checks its growth.

Many are not aware how much . . .
worldly amusements,
light conversation,
foolish jesting,
novel reading,
carnal music,
unfit the heart for communion with God, and lessen the tone of its spirituality.

Close communion with mere nominal religious professors is particularly to be avoided. Much more injury to spiritual-mindedness accrues from intimate friendship with such, than from those who assert no pretensions to a religious character; as with the one we are apt to be less on our guard than the other.

Avoid the world’s amusements–they will eat as a canker into the very core of your spirituality!

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world” is a prohibition which should never be absent from the eye of a traveler to the heavenly city.

Are not heaven’s attractions many and powerful?

How rich is heaven! Why, then, should not our thoughts be there? Oh! shall not our hearts be more where our most precious treasure is, where our holiest and dearest hopes center, and where we ourselves shall shortly be?

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Colossians 3:1-2

3 thoughts on “A Canker Into The Very Core of Your Spirituality!

  1. I agree with Manfred. This is an excellent word today. I am afraid that the world’s allurements continue to grow more and more like extra tinsel and baubles on a tree. “ooooh, look at all the pretties” yet fail to realize that all that glitters is not true gold. It is but fool’s gold.

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  2. Even the fish wouldn’t get caught if it kept its mouth shut. I saw this message on a guy’s t-shirt once. It bears truth here as well. Yes, sin is alluring, it’s supposed to be or it wouldn’t be sin. It’s my personal opinion that we are living in a day and age where being faithful to God is as hard as it will ever get. Those of yesteryear could only imagine a day where we would be inundated with so much that could control our ways of thinking, control the chemicals in our brains, control how our bodies function, control what we see, taste, touch and hear. It’s only through the grace of God can we remain faithful and true. “If it were possible…” Thanks God it isn’t.

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