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PostSubject: The Sin of Killing Time   Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:03 pm

The sin of killing time

(J. A. James, "The Young Man's Friend
and Guide Through Life to Immortality")

"Only fools idle away their time." Proverbs 12:11

Idleness is a complicated vice. Yes, I say VICE!

First it is a most wasteful vice. It wastes time,
which is more precious than rubies; it wastes a
man's mental faculties; it wastes property.

Idleness is a disgraceful vice. How reproachful is it
in a being made to be active, to spend life in doing
nothing, and to throw away his mental powers in sloth.

Idleness is a criminal vice. God has commanded
us to be active, and will call us to account for the
sin of killing time.

Idleness is a dangerous vice. Doing nothing is next
to doing evil--and is sure to lead to it. From its very
inaction it ultimately becomes the active cause of all
evil. "The Devil tempts all men; but the idle man
tempts the Devil."

Idleness is a wretched vice. An idle man is the
most miserable of all God's creatures. Woe be
to the man who is doomed to bear the pain and
penalties of a slothful disposition.

"And we urge you, brothers, warn those
who are idle." 1 Thessalonians 5:14

It's true that doctrine divides. It's also true that love unifies. The unity we have in the faith is rooted and grounded in truth and love. Remove truth (right theology and doctrine) from the mix and you have less than Biblical unity. Remove love and you have no unity. Love causes us to seek truth and share that truth with others so that we become more unified. God is truth, and as we are more acquainted with His truth, the closer we are to Him, and the closer we become to each other
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PostSubject: Re: The Sin of Killing Time   Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:45 am

Wow. That's good! I'll be honest and say that I sometimes struggle with laziness, which could lead to idleness. I pray that God will have mercy and give us the energy and desire to be active FOR HIM.
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PostSubject: Re: The Sin of Killing Time   Fri May 02, 2008 10:06 am

I've recently tried to put my time (while I'm awake) to doing SOMETHING. If I'm not at work, I'm working out. If I'm not at work or working out, I'm reading SOMETHING. If I'm not reading, I'm writing for the projects and that's it, folks. I don't really find myself doing anything else but those things consistently during the week. I try to give ample time to rest but I don't wanna go about life doing too many more unproductive I did in my younger days.

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