Thursday, July 10, 2014

Duty and Devotion

After Sunday's sermon on the topic of devotion, I had a talk with someone about the difference between devotion and duty. 

First of all, I don't ever want to make anyone feel guilty on Sunday.  It is God's job, not the pastor's, to make people feel guilty.  In my opinion, there is enough guilt in the world, and it is a really bad motivator.  Jesus never guilted anyone into anything.  He motivated people out of love.

This is what I would say about the difference about duty and devotion.  Duty is based on an obligation.  Devotion is rooted in love.  We all have duties, but God calls us to devotion.

I hope that helps.

It's a beautiful day in God's world, be sure to see the good.

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