Thursday, May 25, 2017

Moral and Spiritual Parasites

There are moral and spiritual parasites which throttle, kill, injure, or retard the growth of the spiritual life!

1. The parasite of
sloth will hinder the grace of watchfulness as it did the five virgins. Matthew 25:5

2. The parasite of
worldliness will kill the grace of devotion as it did in Demas. 2 Timothy 4:10

3. The parasite of
pride will devastate the grace of humility as it did with the Devil. 1 Timothy 3:6

4. The parasite of
unbelief will keep down the grace of faith as is seen in the children of Israel. Hebrews 3:17-19

5. The parasite of
self-importance will kill the grace of self-denial as is stated of Diotrephes. 3 John 9

6. The parasite of
avarice will stifle the grace of reality as is evidenced in Achan. Joshua 7:21

7. The parasite of
covetousness will strangle the grace of generosity as is manifest in Balaam. 2 Peter 2:15

[Frederick Marsh]