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Thursday, January 5, 2012

January 05, 2012 (always seeking)

always seeking
(image from Skyrim)

“For the Christian to be driven or motivated
toward personal resolution
by a change of the calendar
frankly seems a little superstitious…
To say that January 1st is somehow the best day
to make personal resolutions
is to pattern ourselves after two societies
that were completely steeped in paganism…
For us to then say that
we are most significantly convicted
of the need for change in the days or weeks
leading up to January 1st
is to say that the Holy Spirit
is somehow constrained or motivated
by the same pagan system of days
that motivated the Romans and the Babylonians…
As Christians we know that we are to live
in a continual state of repentance,
always being sensitive
to the necessity for change,
always pursuing holiness,
and always seeking to obey Christ.
To wait until January 1st,
viewing it as the one time each year
when we make what we hope
will be the most significant of these changes
is to say that they were not just as necessary
on May 7th, or August 19th,
or any other day of the year.”
- Daryl Wingerd

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