March 15, 2006


Do I live my life in a way that I am spiritually prepared/ready for God to say anything and I am in a position to respond immediately? God revealed to Abram to leave his country, everything, and that he would make him into a great nation and he would bless him. Abram’s response wasn’t to formulate a vision of how that would look or to even think and begin to get ideas of what to do. His response; he left. What made Abram so ready to just leave. I believe it was his relationship with God before the revelation came.


Steph said...

I'm not sure that that is true. Wilbur Williams seemed to indicate that Abram didn't come from family that "knew God" so to speak, when I had him for OT and Biblical Archeology. I was just looking in Genesis, and it's not too clear on whether he did or didn't. Still, his culture would have had a high respect for the "gods" (strange how it seemed easier to respect the gods, and not God). I do think you are correct though, in seeing how we'd be quicker to follow God by knowing Him well (my dad just preached on that!). Good illustration:

My dad left me in a park back in NYC when I was 6. When he finally realized I was gone, he ran back to look for me (realizing how out of shape he was all along the way). He says that when he found me, he asked if I was scared. He says that I told him, "I knew you'd come back." Same deal with God.

Steph said...

so when do I get to have a link? :-)

Steph said...

hey, this is rather loosely and perhaps morbidly related, but it a forward I actually like for once. Hope you don't mind if I put it here, and clog up your comments.

A sick man turned to his doctor,
as he was preparing to leave the examination room and said,
"Doctor, I am afraid to die.
Tell me what lies on the other side."

Very quietly, the doctor said, "I don't know."

"You don't know? You, a Christian man, do not know what is on the other side?"

The doctor was holding the handle of the door; on the other side came a sound of scratching and whining, and as he opened the door,
a dog sprang into the room and leaped on him with an eager show of gladness.

Turning to the patient, the doctor said, "Did you notice my dog?
He's never been in this room before. He didn't know what was inside. He knew nothing except that his master was here, and when the door opened, he sprang in without fear. I know little of what is on the other side of death,
but I do know one thing...I know my Master is there and that is enough."
Sorry if it's corny, but I liked it. Perhaps it's the dog. Why there's a dog in a doctor's ofice, I don't know.