Thursday, October 20, 2011

Our self-centeredness often blinds us to the eternal perspective and causes us to approach God like spoiled children rather than humble, obedient servants. The article I have posted below is a re-print of an earlier article from November, 2010. It shares some important lessons about our need to trust God’s love, wisdom, and timing in how He apportions our responsibilities and dispenses our rewards.    -Billy Long

1 comment:

Chris Christensen said...

Enjoyed this article. I've thought a lot lately that we can't put God in a box as to how he should treat someone, or ourselves. He doesn't treat us as our sins deserve..."I will have mercy on who I will have mercy." Sounds kind of capricious rather than calculating. Eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil has had a profound effect on us as humans. It was then that we started "judging" what was right or wrong, trying to play God. We started judging ourselves and everybody else as if we could look into their hearts or know our own. Only God can do that. In a way, man's dualistic thinking began there. Everything had to be either right or wrong. Our western cultures are especially plagued by this disease. This is the fear of the Lord, to realize that he knows best and we don't. Realize that we don't know what we don't know. Relax and let God be God.