I’m going to play golf…

Years ago I went to visit a couple that had visited our church.  They had recently moved to our community but their previous church experience was in a church with a very similar doctrinal position and philosophy of ministry as our own.  I was encouraged that they might be a good match for our ministry.  The husband also told me that he had served as a deacon in that church for an extended period of time.  I was very hopeful — not only a similar church background, but servants!  We could use people like them in our ministry!

Then he uttered these two sentences:  “That’s all in the past; we’ve done our service and we’ve made our contributions. Now I’m going to play golf.”

And he did, I guess.  It was the last time I saw them.  I thought of them again this morning after hearing/seeing this clip from John Piper, which I have heard multiple times previously.  It’s worth hearing, heeding, and remembering:

One thought on “I’m going to play golf…

  1. Revelation 14:13
    And I heard a voice from heaven, saying, “Write, Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on! “Yes, says the Spirit, “so that they may REST from their labors, for their deeds follow them”

    Notice when we get to rest ———– WHEN WE DIE

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