I don’t particularly care for Paul David Tripp due to his chumminess with Driscoll, I prefer his brother Tedd Tripp, but this is a very good description of laziness.  Laziness is selfish, self-love.

“It’s a fact: laziness is rooted in self-love.  It is the ability to take ourselves off the hook.  It is the willingness to permit ourselves not to do things we know we should do.  It is believing that good things should come our way without our having to work to get them.  It is opting for what is comfortable for ourselves rather than what is best for our spouse.  Laziness is always self-focused and self-excusing.  Laziness is undisciplined and unmotivated.  Laziness permits us to be passive when decisive loving action is needed.  Laziness allows us to avoid when we should be engaged.  Laziness expects more from others than we require from ourselves.  Laziness demands good things without being willing to invest in them.”

by Paul David Tripp in What Did You Expect here is a pdf excerpt


2 thoughts on “Laziness

  1. I was so surprised by the above comment from you! In one sentence, you maligned two brothers in the faith. Though you may not agree with all of their teaching, or the fact that they appreciate each other’s ministries, it was not loving to express your dislike of them personally in a public forum. Titus 3:1-2


    Berean Wife Reply:


    Why are you surprised that I pointed out that Driscoll and Paul David Tripp have problems?

    Titus 3:1-2
    1 Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, 2 to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.

    The portion “to speak evil of no one” is what I imagine you are referring to. But I didn’t speak evil of them. I stated I do not care for them due to particular issues which I have covered before.

    Driscoll in particular maligns the gospel with his crudity, coarse jesting and foul language.

    Ephesians 5:4 Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.

    I have not posted lots about Driscoll because honestly I do not want the words and expressions he uses to be on my website. I would have to bleep out to much. Driscoll also claims that the Lord gives him graphic visions of the sins of others that he can use in counseling. This is all public knowledge and not hidden. Nevertheless any preacher who chooses to wear a Mickey Mouse T-shirt to preach in is belittling and making a mockery of the preaching of God’s Word. Our president doesn’t send out ambassadors wearing Mickey Mouse t-shirts to communicate with other world leaders.

    Paul David Tripp also had a spell of foul language and actually thought it was funny.

    I did not speak evil of anyone. I spoke the truth about very public issues of which there has been no repentance or asking of forgiveness. Public sins call for public rebukes.

    1 Timothy 5:20 As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear.

    Private sins between two brothers call for private rebukes.

    Matthew 18:15-17
    15 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

    This post explains this issue more Harsh Language In The Pulpit

    I would warn anyone of another who has a tendancy which may lead others into sin. I would pray you would do the same. Surely you wouldn’t want your children sitting under a pastor who uses such crudity in the pulpit?

    Berean Wife


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