The Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth


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Fourth message in the series The Seven Deadly Sins
Length: 23:36
Size: 8 MB
Format MP3
Speaker: Glen Davis – 2/16/2005

Here’s this week’s handout:

Sloth: A Sin-opsis
The Sin Cluster: Apathy, Despair, Moping, Angst, Laziness
The Virtues They Distort: Contentment, Recreation, Optimism
Biblical Stories About:

  • Judas: committed suicide in his despair (Matthew 27:3-5)
  • Elijah: wanted to give up because he felt isolated (1 Kings 19)
  • Job: cursed the day of his birth (Job 3:1-26)
  • Pontius Pilate: gave up on discovering truth (John 18:28-40)
  • Felix: wasn’t really interested in learning about God (Acts 24:22-27)
  • Paul: models a Christian response to despondency (2 Cor 1:8-10; 2 Cor 4)

James 4:17, NRSV – Anyone, then, who knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, commits sin.

Also, I recommend the article Fighting the Noonday Devil by R. R. Reno and, of course, Evagrius’ own comments about acedia (scroll down to Praktikos 12).