One of the Seven Deadlies

Sloth weighs a man down
Better than a hundred stones
It only lowers.
Sloth: noun, habitual disinclination to exertion; indolence; laziness.

Hi! My name is Logan. I am lazy. I have a habitual tendency towards avoiding or putting off work. Probably not the blog intro you were expecting, but, regardless, it is fact. So, that being said, how is this related to Jesus or the Bible in any way? Well, keep your pants on and I’ll tell you! Sheesh.

Alright, first things first. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Wherefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old things are passed away; behold, they are become new.” This is good news for people like me. Remember what I said earlier? About me being lazy? Well, this verse shows me that I can put that behind me. It says I am a new creation.

No, that doesn’t mean I mutated Wolverine claws. It does mean that God almighty has invited me, even me, to become a new creation through Relationship with Jesus. See, that’s the “in Christ” part from above. Being in that relationship is the catalyst of becoming a new creation in Christ. Which is great news, provided you make the choice to make relating with Jesus HABITUAL. Becoming a new man In Jesus means actually becoming a new man, strangely enough.

Also, It’s important to note, I take this verse as an invitation, not a statement that Jesus will in an instant take all my stuff away and I’ll be all shiny and new. I’m still human, so I still have to endure human struggles. Like, “I could job hunt so I don’t continue going in debt, BUT I’d rather be on Facebook playing Farmville.” Not as unlikely an example as you might think. Except the Farmville part. Stupid game.

The point is, I still have to make the choice daily to say, No, job hunting is more important. Or maybe my prayer-life is lacking. Or my tithing needs some work. Regardless of the issue, doing it, or not doing it is a choice. Making choices is hard. Just so you know. It’s much, much easier to let someone else make your choices for you. That works when you’re small. But if that’s still going down when you’re past 18, you may want to look into changing that.

~Logan Cenova


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