Thursday, January 9, 2014

Humility and Growth

To grow in the Christian faith we must be humble. We must admit the limits of our knowledge.

The bible says: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9)

To grow in the faith we must admit our smallness. We do not have the answers. We need to be taught and learn.

We often see many people in the church who think they have answers. Sometimes those people do have answers. But sometimes the people with all the answers are the most lost of all.

You see we stand before an infinite God. We are so tiny before him.

He is wise and we are foolish and in need of wisdom. He is strong and we are weak and in need of strength and protection.

Often people suggest that we bare a resemblance to God because we bare his image. This is true in a sense. But the image is marred by sin.

Even in the sense we carry the image of God it is only a shadow of the real thing. It is as if we are comparing watching a bunch of kindergarteners kicking a soccer ball around to the final of a world cup soccer match.

One problem with the analogy of course is that the degree is to week. The gulf between us and God is much bigger.

Of course is Jesus who bridges the gulf and fills the gap between us and God. His death is what gives us free access to God.
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