Quoting Quiverfull: Now the Men Have to be Freakin’ Cheerful Too?

Quoting Quiverfull: Now the Men Have to be Freakin’ Cheerful Too? December 16, 2014

cheerfulby Colin Campbell of Meat For Men – The Heart Test 1c

This reads more like Nancy Campbell, his wife, wrote this more than anything Colin has said in the past!

Men, there is a big difference between doing the will of God out of a sense of duty and doing it out of a heart that delights to do His will. It is our duty to seek to know God’s will for our lives, and having discovered that knowledge, to do it. Duty demands we do it. It is not wrong in itself. However, David not only had a sense of duty to do God’s will but a heart that delighted to do it. This is what pleases our Father God.

There are those who give to the cause of Christ, and those who give CHEERFULLY to His cause. 2 Corinthians 9:7 says, “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity; for God loveth a CHEERFUL GIVER.”

We need to ask ourselves the question: As a father, am I serving the Lord as a father by leading my family out of duty? Or am I doing it cheerfully and with delight?

The words of Psalm 40:6- 8 are spoken prophetically of Jesus: “Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire: mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required. Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I DELIGHT TO DO THY WILL, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.”

It is not that our Father has no pleasure in sacrifice and offerings for Romans 12:1, 2 tells us to offer our bodies as living sacrifices. We are also told in Hebrews 13:16 (ESV): “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” However, when we drag our feet and don’t show a willing heart, it gives God no pleasure. It was a drag and a bother for Saul to do the will of God completely, resulting in only partial obedience. But partial obedience is disobedience (1 Samuel 15:20-23).

David’s heart was the heart was the heart God was looking for, the heart that delights to do the will of God (Psalm 40:8).

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  • Nea

    Presumably some man thought it was okay to not stew in a constant feeling of inadequacy, and we all know that THAT doesn’t sell advice books! Better tell him he’s a loser, quick!

  • Saraquill

    I rather doubt that J*sus and his buddies spent their days grinning their heads off.

  • Trollface McGee

    It reminds me of this – be happy, or ELSE.

  • Mel

    Um…nice choice of selective Bible verses.

    Let’s compare those with Psalm 22:1-2
    My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
    Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning?
    O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer;
    and by night, but find no rest.

    That sounds cheerful, right?

    How about the ENTIRE Book of Jeremiah or at least 20:7-8?

    You deceived me, Lord, and I was deceived;
    you overpowered me and prevailed.
    I am ridiculed all day long;
    everyone mocks me.
    Whenever I speak, I cry out
    proclaiming violence and destruction.
    So the word of the Lord has brought me
    insult and reproach all day long.

    Sounds like he’s having a good time!

    Not to mention the Pauline guilt-trip (there are so many I don’t know where to start, but Philemon 1:12-13 was easy to find)

    I am sending him—who is my very heart—back to you. I would have liked to keep him with me so that he could take your place in helping me while I am in chains forthe gospel. But I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that any favor you do would not seem forced but would be voluntary.

  • ConcepcionImmaculadaPantalones

    I wonder if this cheerful attitude thing applies to:

    1.) cheerfully picking up after his damn self

    2.) cheerfully making dinner so that everyone in the house can eat something better than what comes in a bag and bought via drive thru

    3.) cheerfully accepting the “no” answer to his inquiry about having sex on any given night


    4.) cheerfully watching their kids and not doing any of the following: calling it “babysitting”, getting the kids all amped up with sugar, or letting them run wild all the way up to the time those kids need to go to bed – something that he will then decide to let her deal with so he can watch tv/mess around on the computer/go to bed himself because his rest is much more important even though they both work.
    5.) cheerfully treating his wife like a person with feelings and opinions that he respects enough to pay attention to what she has to say even when it’s stuff he doesn’t necessarily like to hear.

  • Astrin Ymris

    Sounds like the Campbells are doubling down on trying to repress any mutterings of disaffection among the ranks. We all know that acknowledging that there’s a problem is the first step to doing something about it– and Heaven knows, that’s the LAST thing the Campbells want! If people realize that the entire purpose of the CPM is to outbreed the non-whites, regardless of how much human misery it causes… well, who’ll buy the Campbells’ products then? Their family livelihood is at stake!

  • I just plain old don’t trust happy, peppy, cheerful people.

  • bekabot

    David not only had a sense of duty to do God’s will but a heart that delighted to do it. This is what pleases our Father God.

    Yeah, well, Our Father God gave David a good and not a crappy job to start out with, and later, Our Father God turned a blind eye toward certain…indiscretions.* If I were David I’d be delighted too.

    *OK, so God didn’t turn a totally blind eye to David’s indiscretions; what He did instead was make sure that people who weren’t David bore the brunt of them. So that if David didn’t get off completely unscathed he was scathed-by-proxy. Since this seems to be the goal of politicians and Bad Dads everywhere, I’d still say that David got the best part of the bargain — that he made out like a bandit, in fact.

  • gimpi1

    Excessive cheerfulness is a warning-sign of mental issues, to my mind. If you’re too cheerful, your view of reality must be a bubble off plumb.