Obedience vs Understanding
| ||Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; Proverbs 3:5|
love this scripture verse. I think it is very powerful and full of
wisdom in itself. Many of us say - and even believe, that we trust God.
But, when it comes right down to it, our acts reflect our own
understanding rather than our trust in God's wisdom. When we can't
reconcile our opinion with Scripture, we often times twist the words of
Scripture in order to support our opinion. Other times we choose to
remain ignorant of Scripture saying "I've never seen that in the bible"
when in fact we never really take the time to search and understand.
we have people, who profess to be Christians, who profess to trust God,
and yet they remain divided on key issues which leave many outsiders
wondering "What exactly do Christians believe?"
It takes true
humility - and courage, I believe to act according to God's wisdom,
rather than our own understanding. It takes humility to be 'obedient'
to any authority that tells me I can't follow my own desires -
especially when I don't understand the reasons.
replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will
love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.
This promise of Jesus is reason enough for me to obey, in spite of the fact that I don't understand.
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