Editor’s Note: This is part three in a series. Part one may be found here, and part two may be found here. In previous posts, we considered how seriously God’s Word condemns laziness. We also looked at some ways that the Scriptures connect laziness to other sins and common counseling issues. In this post, I’d like especially to focus on the Scriptural judgment of laziness as a failure to love one’s neighbor. This insight has been […]

  In the first post of this series, I highlighted some of the strong denunciations of laziness in the Scriptures. God’s Word instructs us to see the evil of idleness especially by helping us consider sins of omission, which a lazy person’s life is necessarily full of. In this next blog post, I intend to […]

    Biblical counselors should be familiar with how the Bible addresses laziness. God speaks to the matter in Scripture, directly targeting the “idle,” “sluggard,” and “slothful.” Scripture addresses the issue in a host of other ways as well: through implication, by illustration in a narrative, in commending virtues like diligence and self-control, as it […]

  The biblical response to the gospel of Jesus Christ is repentance and faith. When the Bible exhorts men to lay hold of gospel grace, at times they’re told to believe (Acts 16:30-31, Jn 3:16, Rom 10:9, Eph 2:8-9, etc.), at other times to repent (Lk 24:45-47, Acts 2:38, 3:19, 17:30, 2 Cor 7:10, etc.), […]

  Joshua 7 recounts the story of how the Lord’s anger burned against Israel because of Achan’s sin (Josh 7:1). Achan took for himself some of the treasures of Jericho, which the Lord had expressly forbid his people from doing, demanding rather that all of it be wholly devoted to him (Josh 6:17-19). After the […]

  Editor’s note: This post is part of a series, “Counseling and Communion.” This series of posts will examine the Lord’s Supper in relation to reconciliation, sanctification, and the hope of the gospel. Find the first two posts in this series below: Counseling and Communion — The Lord’s Supper and Reconciliation Counseling and Communion — […]

  Editor’s note: This post is part of a series, “Counseling and Communion.” This series of posts will examine the Lord’s Supper in relation to reconciliation, sanctification, and the hope of the gospel. You can read part 1 of this series here.  Although Paul addressed the Lord’s Supper most explicitly and extensively in 1 Corinthians […]

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