“But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are so upset over all these details! There is really only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it — and I won’t take it away from her.” Luke 10:41-42 NLT
“Now his father, King David, had never disciplined him at any time, even by asking, “What are you going?” 1 Kings 1:6 NLT
Suppose you get home from grocery shopping and discover your six-year-old is eating candy you didn’t buy. It might be tempting to just scold him, send him to his room, and let it go at that. After all, it’s only worth a dollar, and you’re tired. But you’d miss an opportunity to turn this “miss” into a second chance(JOHN 3:16).
It would be better to take away any uneaten candy, put your little shoplifter back in the car, drive to the grocery store, hunt up the manager, and tell your kid to apologize. Pay for the candy and deduct it from the child’s allowance. Then, if the culprit is truly sorry, be sure to express your forgiveness — and God’s forgiveness, too. Details matter greatly to God~~~He has been seeking to get America to repent and turn back to Him. http://wp.me/p2C7un-8Z “What is America doing to turn back to God?”
JUST A FEW HEADLINES TO ASK OURSELVES: IS THIS WHY GOD HAS HAD ENOUGH?
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Those who search will find God
I love all who love me. Those who search for me will surely find me. Proverbs 8:17 NLT
A sight of His crucifixion crucifies sin. Charles Spurgeon
Sin and a way out
Though the bad news is devastating—that we are, in our sinful nature, contrary to God’s character and out of line with His foundation of wisdom—the good news is that we can change. Wisdom does not remain forever elusive, no matter how firmly we have rejected it in the past.
The wisdom of God will lead us to the cross of Jesus, of course. That is where all of our former futility is redeemed and our rebellion forgiven. A humble bow before the sacrificial Lamb will cleanse us of the muck of this world and put us on a path of discipleship. But once we have passed through that Cross, we must cultivate our love for the eternal. We must pursue wisdom with a passion. We must become enamored with the righteous ways of the world as it was meant to be.
If you are ever lacking in perspective, read the first two and the last two chapters of the Bible. Genesis 1-2 and Revelation 21-22 are pictures of perfection. From paradise to paradise, from the Garden of Eden to the city of God, from the dust of the earth to the bride of Christ, wisdom rules. Take away the huge parentheses on the sin problem—Genesis 3 through Revelation 20—and you’ll clearly see the holiness of God and the beauty of His handiwork. It’s often hard, in this parenthetical interim, to see such beauty, but it’s there. It’s our origin and our destiny, all rolled into one.
As you read those four chapters, the eternal bookends on either side of the temporal sin-problem, let your love grow deep for your Creator and Redeemer. As a plant stretches toward the sunlight, let your life grow toward His wisdom. Open up before Him, and let yourself love His ways.