A Suprising Social Commentator

21 Dec

Kelly Jones, he of Sterephonics fame, once sang this:

“I don’t live to work, I work to live, I live at the weekend.”

Is that a fair comment on our society? Is that true for Christians? Should it be the case or not? Anyway, I find it quite an interesting thought.

On the one hand, it is exactly what we do as people. We slog our guts out 5 days a week (ahem) for a little R&R on the weekend. As Christians we should be aware that this is the mindset/situation of most people.

On the other hand if this is how we treat our Christian lives it’s a terrible shame. Too many of us (in our spiritual lives) are happy to just make it through the week and ‘do’ Christianity on the weekend.

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2 Responses to “A Suprising Social Commentator”

  1. dave bish 21/12/2008 at 8:16 pm #

    And… given God puts man to work, to work his creation under his rule as an image bearer… maybe we do actually live to work (and to relate to people…) for the glory of God… and to rest in Jesus and eternally…

  2. Larry 23/12/2008 at 5:49 pm #

    Taking into account the command “have a day off chump” (Genesis something, larry’s translation) I have loved a quote Piper gave from one of his lecturers in Munich.
    “Ich spare den Schlaf fuer den ewige Ruhe” – I’m saving sleep for my eternal rest. (ironically I am currently in the habit of defying the alarm on my phone each morning)

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