Caffeine after 6pm keeps me up. That's because it's a stimulant which means it "arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity."
I often read daily devotions by classic Christian authors but recently I decided to try a few new authors.
Afterwards, I realized that Tozer, Spurgeon, and Chambers were like "caffeine," waking me up spiritually.
But some of the new authors were "decaf." They didn't mention sin or personal responsibility or the awesome nature of God. Instead they focused on personal fulfillment, self-esteem, and an affectionate god whose love lacked substance and principle.
Decaf teaching is popular but it lulls us into spiritual sleep.
Caffeine teaching, on the other hand, stimulates our love for Christ, making us alert to ways we can walk more closely to the Lord.
Before or after 6pm, I recommend caffeinated Christianity!
"let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds" Hebrews 10:24.