Sunday, July 27, 2008

hatred of vs. apathy toward God

Satan does not here fill us with hatred of God, but with forgetfulness of God.

--Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Creation and Fall/Temptation (hat tip: Christianity Today)

A great example of this is Esau-- who was "a good guy" (you'd rather have him baby-sit your kids than his younger brother, Jacob), but uninterested in the "things of God" (willing to sell the promises of God for a bowl of soup).

This is related to the earlier postings on idolatry to so many different gods vs. the true worship of God...


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