The Temptation We Most Often Overlook

Trevin Wax
January 29, 2024

The pertinence of this article reveals the inherent danger of our increasingly secular Western world ... the sidelining of God., which author Trevin Wax describes as,

"...the temptation of godlessness.

I’m not referring to the atheist’s refusal to acknowledge God’s existence. Nor am I referring to spiritual or religious people who deny certain biblical teachings about God. I’m talking about the temptation to elbow God out of daily life, to push him out of the center, to live without reference to our Creator. We may still nod to him, of course, but he’s secondary. We shrink the Author of life to a footnote in a story we write ourselves.

It’s fitting to name this temptation “godlessness” because, even if we don’t deny God, we can live as if he doesn’t exist. He simply isn’t relevant for most of what constitutes daily life."

Image : Photo by Nik Shuliahin 💛💙 on Unsplash

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