Zack and Lee are both Christians, but they are different. Zack is a carnal Christian, but Lee is a devoted Christian.
The Life of Carnal Zack – Signs of a Carnal Christian
Carnal Zack loves movies and spends much of his time watching films. In his spare time, Carnal Zack reads fiction novels. Carnal Zack also loves social media. He spends much of his time on online discussion and chat forums. Carnal Zack also loves spending time with friends. He loves idle talk.
Carnal Zack loves his job. He is very passionate about his job. He seeks to reach the peak of the corporate ladder. To achieve this goal, Carnal Zack works very hard and even overtime.
Carnal Zack usually has brief moments of sexual lust in his heart. His eyes often cause him to sin because he cannot resist looking at nude females.
Carnal Zack likes cars and fine things. He cannot stop worrying about tomorrow. Carnal Zack cannot resist the temptation of storing earthly wealth.
Carnal Zack loves worldly songs. He is not passionate about hymns and psalms to God.
Carnal Zack goes to church every Sunday, but he scarcely prays to God except in difficult times. He scarcely makes time to meditate on God’s word. Carnal Zack is not zealous for spiritual things.
The Life of Devoted Lee – Signs of a Devoted Christian
Devoted Lee does not spend his time on movies or idle talk with carnal friends. Devoted Lee does not pursue these things not because they are sinful, rather because he has lost taste for them and he is no longer entertained by them. Devoted Lee sees these things as weights on his Christian life. Devoted Lee is completely delighted in the Lord and so, Devoted Lee spends his time meditating on God’s word in the Bible, praying, praising the LORD God.
Devoted Lee prefers a part time work or a self-entrepreneurial work that allows him to be available at any time for God’s work. He is enthusiastic doing kingdom works. Devoted Lee loves simplicity. He is not interested in earthly wealth. He is contented with the basic things of life. Devoted Lee believes simplicity and contentment are Christian values and morals.
Devoted Lee desires only what God desires. Devoted Lee thinks only on heavenly things. He prays every day for God to continue to renew his mind to the complete mindset of Christ. He keeps his body pure of any bodily sin. Devoted Lee seeks purity of the heart, mind and body. To Devoted Lee, every day is a Sunday because every day is a day of worship.
Devoted Lee gives priority to God, then to people and then to nothing. Devoted Lee gives himself to nothing except God and man. He loves nothing except God and his fellow man (the two great commandments of God – Mathew 22:37-39 Bible Verse).
Devoted Lee has one policy that models his life:
“As the Son of Man lived and walked, so must I. Anything Jesus would not do, neither will I do”.
Point to Ponder
If the Son of Man was here in His own body, do you think he will spend time watching unprofitable movies or engaging in idle talk? Do you think he will be singing worldly unedifying songs? Do you think he will get a full-time job? Do you think the LORD will spend a significant part of his day on social media?
Your devotion to God must be in the same measure as the Son of man (Jesus Christ) was devoted to the Father. Only then, will He call His friend and brother. The life of Christ is an example of true Christian Values, morals and faith.
What are other signs of a carnal Christian we need to watch out for? Leave a comment below.
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2 thoughts on “What is the Difference Between a Devoted Christian and a Carnal Christian?”
I enjoyed this! It seems like Zack is still a babe while Lee has mature. 1 Corinthians 3:2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready.
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Your understanding is perfect. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. God bless.
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