Amidst trying to get through Lord of the Rings (unfortunately, I’m only on page 200) I have also picked up Radical by David Platt. I don’t ever recommend books, partly because I am not the most well-read, but I would recommend this to anyone.
Platt says (p.29):
The gospel reveals eternal realities about God that we would sometimes rather not face. We prefer to sit back, enjoy our clichés, and picture God as a Father who might help us, all the while ignoring God as a Judge who might damn us. Maybe this is why we fill our lives with the constant drivel of entertainment in our culture–and in the church. We are afraid that if we stop and really look at God and his Word, we might discover he evokes greater awe and demands deeper worship than we are ready to give him.
True for me. . .
May I not say that soon.