July 5, 2020

Don't Drown in the Shallow-End

Don't Drown in the Shallow-End

Luke 6:24-26, ESV

But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. “Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry.“Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep. “Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.

Luke 6:24-26, The Message

But it’s trouble ahead if you think you have it made.What you have is all you’ll ever get. And it’s trouble ahead if you’re satisfied with yourself.Your self will not satisfy you for long.And it’s trouble ahead if you think life’s all fun and games.There’s suffering to be met, and you’re going to meet it. “There’s trouble ahead when you live only for the approval of others, saying what flatters them, doing what indulges them. Popularity contests are not truth contests—look how many scoundrel preachers were approved by your ancestors! Your task is to be true, not popular.


1. Drown in the shallow-end of believing our own hype and press because your temporary resource supply appears to be limitless. 

2. Drown in the shallow-end of believing that our ego is the extent of our psychological, emotional and most importantly spiritual needs - the idol of the 21st century culture is the self. 

3. Drown in the shallow-end living only for the party and not the press of living into the radical refinement of the Reign of GOD - life isn't just about a good time, life is about purpose.   

4. Drown in the shallow-end of people's empty flattery, which might gas us up, but is often a result of our inability to tell the truth; truth-tellers are persecuted by those who enjoy false narratives. 


Publish Date:

July 14, 2023


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