The Roots of Spiritual Apathy
Spiritual drift happens gradually. Few people wake up one day and suddenly decide to stop following God. Rather, it’s the busyness of life, even in the midst of spiritual practices, that our hearts can turn cold and cause us to wander from God. The prophet Malachi brought a strong message to God’s people who had … [Read More…] The Roots of Spiritual Apathy
Chances are you know the stories of the main characters of the Bible—people like Abraham, David, and Paul. Yet throughout Scripture we come across the stories of other men and women, many of whom we may not have heard of before. While their names may not be recognizable, their examples of faith and following God are significant.
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They can creep into our lives slowly over time, and we may not even realize what has happened. If we aren’t careful, any one of us could slide into the sins that marked the Pharisees during Jesus’s day. What’s the danger in sins like hypocrisy, cynicism, legalism, and exclusivity? Why did Jesus speak so strongly against them—and how can we guard against these attitudes in our own hearts?