Take heed

Take heed

Luke 21:34 (KJV)
[34] And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

Lest that day of the Lord catches them unaware, Christ cautioned His disciples against excessive eating and drinking, and against worldly cares. The immoderate use of meat and drink oppresses and burdens the stomach. It burdens the heart, not only with the guilt thereby contracted but also by the ill influence that such disorders of the body have upon the mind. They stupefy the senses, making the mind dull and heavy, and unfit for spiritual and religious exercises such as reading, meditation and prayer. Indeed, inordinate pursuit of the good things of this world, such as what you shall eat or drink, or how you shall be clothed adds anxiety to your life and vexes your spirit. Let us take heed to these two forms of dangers: sensuality that stupefies the conscience and hardens the heart; and worldly cares that absorb the attention and diverts it from things spiritual and eternal. These cause the mind to be unaffected with those things that are most affecting.

– Rev Isaac Ong, Daily Manna 14/5/2012


~ by ymsim on 2012/05/14.

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