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Our Fascination with Newness


John Piper has some brief but powerful words to us to consider in this world of constant stimulation and amazement at what’s “new.”

Most of these things are aimed directly at our minds and thoughts.  As followers of Jesus, we must be mindful of what we are exposed to and allow into our lives.

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2 ESV)

Our first priority is for our minds to be made and kept new, not our gadgets.  Guard your heart in this evil age.  We cannot be taken over by the spirit of this age or follow along with what everyone else is doing.  (Besides, we don’t want to be like these people:

(H/T Russ Brown for sending me the link to this video which was from a short post relating to the release of the new iPhone.  You can find that article here.)


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