Daily Devotional: March 1

Scripture: Revelation 3:15-17


“Sloth has become synonymous with physical laziness, but the original Greek word acedia has a rather different meaning. Acedia is the spiritual listlessness or laziness. It is the antithesis of worship. Sloth is the neglect of the greatest commandment: to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength…. We are slothful when we do not attend to our spiritual lives. We are slothful when we neglect anything that God asks of us and when we don’t do what needs to be done.” ~ Michael Mangis

“Sloth cannot be defined as laziness, since the slothful people often pour great physical effort and emotional energy into the difficult task of distracting themselves from the unhappiness of their real condition.” ~ Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung

Prayer: Thank you, Lord, that you are not fooled by the projects, abilities and successes, which constantly demand my attention and my commitment. Thank you that you always invite me to something hotter or colder. Amen

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