Neglect of Soul

By   •   December 21   •   Topics:

All Christians believe in God, but many Christians have little time for God. They are too busy with everyday affairs to be taken up with Bible reading, prayer, and being thoughtful to their fellowmen. Many of them have lost the spirit of a zealous discipleship. If you ask them if they are Christians, they would probably answer, “I think so,” or, “I hope so.” They may go to church at Easter and Christmas and on other special occasions, but otherwise they have little time for God. They have crowded God out of their lives.

The Bible warns against neglect of your soul. It is possible to harden your heart and shrivel your soul, until you lose your appetite for the things of God. This hunger, then, that you should have is a desire to be always right with God. It is a consciousness that all searching for peace of heart, except in Him, is in vain.

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Prayer for the day

I hunger today to know more of You, Lord.

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  1. says:

    Yes, there should be more to hope in this case than a mere “hope so.”

  2. Gerry says:

    Making time for God is absolutely essential , every single day , if you hope to grow and serve him better. After all he cares for us 24/7.

  3. Joyce paul says:

    There is no greatest joy than to know that GOD LOVES US! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  4. Annie says:

    I know this to be true. The very first scripture I learned when I got saved was “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.” I arrogantly gave God six weeks to prove this to me. I began to pray, to read my Bible, to go to church… and wow! He really did amaze me, and within 6 weeks I was enrolled in Bible School. God is so amazing, and He will prove Himself to you, if you will seek Him with all your heart. It’s one of His promises.

  5. Susan says:

    I find that the more time I spend getting to know God (by reading, listening, praying, praising, etc), then the greater hunger that I have to learn more about Him and to draw ever closer to Him.

  6. Vani.m says:


  7. sofia says:

    thank you

  8. Anne Yelverton says:

    With your help I do not want to neglect my soul, thank you for this!

  9. Stanley Utuagbaigwe says:

    I want to know God more through your publications.