The Grace of Withholding

We are arrogant creatures, are we not?

When it comes right down to it, most of us tend to reasonably comply with the laws and regulations that fit our own understanding or thought processes, but scoff and disregard others that don’t make any sense to us. We think something is a good step if it makes sense to us. We tend to see someone’s actions as stupid if it doesn’t fit our frame of reference.

Most of the things that we determine are good or bad are based upon what we have reasoned are the right things. Even on hot-button issues in our society, much of our villainization of those who hold opposing views comes from the fact that, to us, our perspective is clearly superior.

Why are we so adamant?

Is it possible that we all have an inordinately high opinion of our own opinion?

I was reading a passage that started my mind swirling this morning. It’s found in Psalm 84:

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you! (Psalm 84.11-12)

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The Mess of Ignorance

If God really came here – into the mess – why is there so much confusion about how to relate to him? Why is religion such a controversial and clouded conversation?

That’s a fair question. I think we can attribute it to our innate ability to take the simple and make it so very complicated.

I genuinely believe that Jesus stepped down into the mess of our ignorance and brought instruction.

See Him as THE way to go and THE ultimate truth and THE only source of genuine life.

Believe that He will lead you, teach you, and be present in your life.

Know Him as the ultimate answer to the real questions of life.