No. But I guess you want me to elaborate.
The idea for this post came in a small group I was co-leading. Trying to explain that idolatry does not require having a physical idol, I constructed a hypothetical situation in which a boy idolized getting into a grad school. When I asked, “Given how competitive it is to apply, what do you think he should do?” Many of them said things like, “Kill the other applicants!” I should have known better. I’ve never been a part of a small group that would not respond that way. Once it was clear that a better answer was, “Study really hard,” I started mentioning things that our boy would omit by idolizing studying. He wouldn’t go to church. He wouldn’t help his parents with household chores when asked. He didn’t have time for his friends, regardless of their needs. All because he was constantly studying. However, with each additional crime I listed, one guy (let’s call him Fitzgerald) in the group was unconvinced our boy was in sin. Instead of wasting time trying to explain why certain things were sinful, I just added other things to the list until I finally stumbled upon, “He doesn’t read his Bible, because he’s too busy studying.” Fitzgerald exclaimed, “Oh! That’s bad!” Which raises an interesting question: is it indeed a sin to skip Bible reading? Continue reading “Is It a Sin to Skip Daily Bible Reading?”