I have continued reading David Platt’s Radical and have been enjoying it immensely. Some key thoughts that have struck me hard have been:
- How the commands that God gives Christians fly in the face of the American dream. Take for instance the command to be fruitful and multiply. The American dream dictates that we need to have a good job, money, and a house before we embark on the journey of children. Sure those things make supporting a family easier, but they are not Biblical.
- Also, how Americans tend to have a mindset that says something like “I don’t care about reaching people for Christ that live outside America” or “I’m not called to missions, that is what missionaries are for”. (This one is a bit funny as I got into a conversation like it at Bible Study recently.)
Continuing onward in my reading.