In This Series
- Men, Malaise, and the Crisis of Character
- The Cultivation of Christian Character
- Cain and the Instinct of Sarcasm
- Samson and the Instinct of Adventure
- Moses and the Instinct of Ambition
- David and the Instinct of Reputation
- Abraham and the Instinct of Apathy
- The Real Work Ahead
Instincts and Character (8)
Sunday, February 20, 2022
Abraham and the Instinct of Apathy
Shakespeare recorded man’s fifth stage as a retreat. He uses the phrase, the world now too wide. He captured what is a natural instinct for so many men, apathy.
The longer we live the more we realize how little control we have. The world feels increasingly complicated and ourselves increasingly less capable of fixing it. We naturally begin to disengage and retreat into hobbies and comfort. Doubt and sin are certainly risks to faith, but rarely do we recognize the risk of apathy.
Through the story of Abraham, we’ll look at the instinct of apathy and how God tested Abraham to keep him engaged with his faith.