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Not liking God…

August 15, 2007

because what you learn about Him confronts feelings and knowledge of self, with all its deficiencies and with piercing, unrelenting accuracy.

Consider…pre-Fall, Eve was tidily set up in a beautiful paradise, where every need was provided of food and care, (no worries of how to buy the food, prepare the food, or clean the kitchen). She had a man who adored only her, (for there was no competition for his affection either of another woman, a guy friend or college football). She had a purposeful career in being the equal to Adam in holding dominion over the earth and animals, (no one was backstabbing her at the water cooler or getting paid a better wage). And she had the very promise of God that children would come of their fruitfulness, (she did not fear infertility). She even knew the fullest experience of hearing the very voice of God and communing with Him daily, (so she had no complaint of a dry spiritual life).

And yet, she still wanted? She wanted to know as much as God. She wanted to understand everything completely. She wanted to be totally in control. She wanted not to be told what she couldn’t do or have. She wanted to be like God.

“We reject the things God has revealed because we do not like the God to which the truth about God leads us. We do not like him for his sovereignty; God’s sovereignty negates our autonomy. We do not like him for his holiness; God’s holiness opposes and condemns our sin. We do not like him for his omniscience; his omniscience terrifies us because we fear exposure. We do not like God for his immutability, because immutability means that God will never be other than he is in all his other attributes.” James Montgomery Boice

Would that each one truly want all that God is and always will be. Would that each one want nothing but His fullness. Would that each one want nothing but the praise of His glory. Would that each one want to be like Him, in perfect holiness.

Lord, I want…

5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 15, 2007 7:48 am

    Love the Boice quote. I’d love the source for that one; I’ll bet it’s from his commentary on Romans. I have it but haven’t started reading it yet.

  2. August 15, 2007 9:25 am

    Welcome to the 21st century Church. Have it your way.

  3. August 15, 2007 12:27 pm

    So true

  4. August 15, 2007 4:07 pm

    What a quote by Boice! Man, it hurts. It’s so true – we want all the power, but go crying to Him when we mess up b/c we weren’t submissive to Him in the first place like we should’ve been.

  5. August 20, 2007 3:43 pm

    Lord, I want You…

    “One thing I have desired, this is what I seek, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord forever…”

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