Two types of Couch Potatoes:
Mark 12:29-34 (TPT)
Loving God is meant to consume you.
Love your neighbor in the same way you love yourself.
A well-rounded disciple, close to the Kingdom of God….will be passionate about BOTH. Being a learner, AND a servant. An eater AND a waiter.
1 Corinthians 13 in TPT
“The Aramaic word for love is hooba, and it is a homonym that also means “to set on fire.”
It is an intense affection that must be demonstrated.
1 Corinthians 13:5 - The Aramaic can be translated “Love does not stare at evil.”
1 Corinthians 13:8 - “Love never, not even once, fails [lapses]” or “Love never falls down” (it keeps going higher).
The action phrases in this version really got me too...
Refuses to be jealous
Never stops believing
Never takes failure as defeat
Never gives up
Never stops loving
Extends beyond prophecy
More enduring than tongues
Remains long after words of knowledge are forgotten
We can’t afford to be too fat or too thin in our spirituality. We can’t afford being lopsided Christians who only care about learning, or only care about serving. We must love God, and love people, these are the greatest commandments.
The Couch Potato Christian is an oxymoron.