Prodigal God

Could it be that some of us avoid sin so that we can avoid Jesus?

A wordless conviction in him that the way to avoid Jesus was to avoid sin.  This is a profound insight.  You can avoid Jesus as Savior by keeping all the right moral laws.  If you do that, then you have “rights.”  God owes you answered prayers, and a good life, and a ticket to heaven when you die” Tim Keller, Prodigal God, p. 37

Go ahead, I dare you, take a few minutes and think about what you think God owes you.  We all have our lists, and in fact many churches have taken to embrace this idea and tell us its okay to be “disappointed” or “mad” at God, but really these negative feelings are due to us thinking God has not paid his bill. We gave our service, moral behavior, tithe, and the invoice to God is a good life.  God wreck us of this, may we love you for you.

ryan

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One Response

  1. Perspective changes everything doesn’t it? Well said Ryan!

    Jim Thomas, pastor
    The Village Chapel
    Nashville,TN

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