Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Opus 2024-072: The Nap of Luxury

Does God ever take naps?

I don’t mean this in a sacrilegious way, it is more just a curiosity.  We were made in the image of God.  We enjoy your naps.  Do we need them?  I don’t know.  But we certainly do like them.

God, taking a nap could be just a way in which He finds joy in his existence.  Wouldn’t be necessary, because God is not needy in any way.  It would be something that is built into His being that He finds great pleasure in.  It is possible that He trades off with the other persons in the trinity and they sleep one at a time.  It could be that He goes into an automatic mode when He sleeps, but a part of Him keeps track of all the things He needs to do.

It could be that the times when we have natural disasters are times in which He is taking a nap.  Now it feels like I’m crossing the line into sacrilege or blasphemy.

Is there any indication that Jesus took a nap?  I don’t think so.

The Bible does have something to say about taking naps.  The subject comes up several times in Proverbs.  Here is one,

(Pro 6:10 KJV)  Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
(Pro 6:11 KJV)  So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.
It would seem that naps are a path to failure.  I guess I just answered my original question.

homo unius libri

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