Rockport Sermon

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Christian Amusements

I'm often asked about how a Christian should and should not spend his or her free time. This quote from J. R. Miller, from his book "In Green Pastures" (1890) provides some helpful instruction:

Amusement
must never become an end in life. It
must always be a means, a help on the way--just
as sleep is, just as rest is. An hour's amusement,
should be to you, just what a night's sleeping is. It
should make you stronger, clearer-headed, braver,
calmer-souled, more hopeful, more earnest, more
enthusiastic--inspiring you for godly living.

Anything which leaves a taint of impurity upon the
life, or starts a thought of impurity in the mind,
anything which degrades or debases the soul--is
an unfit and unworthy amusement for a Christian.
Christian amusements
must be such, as do not
harm spiritual life; they must be means of grace.


"Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever
you do--do everything for God's glory!" 1 Cor. 10:31

2 comments:

Valerie Hunter said...

That's a very convicting quote! Thanks for posting it.

Jason Vaughn said...

Scott,

When deciding on a candidate are there any issues a Christian should refuse to compromise on?