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A Quest for More by Paul David Tripp

A Quest for More: Living for Something Bigger than You by Paul David Tripp

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Paul David Tripp expertly traverses the deepest recesses of the human heart and compassionately invites fellow Christian travelers to journey with him into God’s bigger kingdom.

The author promises readers that they will be encouraged, excited, and motivated by hope as they learn how to set aside their “little kingdom” attachments which can expertly masquerade within the church as Christian activism, legalism, emotionalism, formalism, creedalism, and externalism; in favor of God’s expansive and soul-freeing eternal quest. Tripp demonstrates through sound biblical principles how humanity is made by God to transcend far beyond the mere physical realm and is likewise created to be “glory junkies;” those whose visionary lives are governed by God’s grand purposes rather than existing only within their narrow self-interested confines.

Writes the author, “It is a fundamental denial of your humanity to narrow the size of your life to the size of your own existence, because you were created to be an ‘above and more’ being. You were made to be transcendent.” Tripp then shows Christians how to “transcend” through daily, moment-by-moment, practical methodology that transforms individuals into the image of Christ. It is within this purpose-driven framework, this “Quest for More”, that Paul Tripp compels believers to see beyond the worldly deception of personal achievement, success, materialism, in order to break free from this ungodly fulfillment that is too easily satisfied with a mediocre walk with Christ. Instead the author invites committed sojourners to a life characterized by an unyielding passion that pursues God simply for the pleasure of his glorious company and in the process, affect eternal change in a hurting, hopeless world.


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Laziness

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


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