he never gives up

Posted: October 19th, 2013 | Filed under: life | Tags: , | 6 Comments »

We have a tendency to corrupt our explanation of God by giving him human attributes – by making him like us and giving Him our own blind spots. It sounds like a simple mistake, but it’s much bigger. Even thinking that there is a point that God would give up on us implies that He expected us to not fail. It implies that something lies outside of His sight, and is therefore an unexpected occurrence. John 1, John 2, John 5, John 6, and John 16 all say that Jesus knows what is in our hearts, in our thoughts, and that he sees us.

I think that pride can be cleverly disguised as ignorance because maybe it’s not that we bring God down to our level of understanding, it’s more like we assume that we have His. The implications should sting. This should be making you uncomfortable because it is no different than Garden level thinking.

Humans give up on each other. Even parents give up on their children. But that’s only because we as people have designs on each other that the other person is not fulfilling. God’s only design on us is to be a product and recipient of His love. Read Isaiah 49. Read Isaiah 54.  God’s plan for us is all about being rescued and rebuilt. Why would we need to be rescued and rebuilt? If you think that God has given up on you, you need to consider that things are not always about you. This thing is so much bigger than you. It’s about Jesus and what He’s done for you.

h n g u


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6 Comments on “he never gives up”

  1. 1 exegete77 said at 11:24 am on October 26th, 2013:

    Good words, Serena. Ones we need to hear often. Always appreciate your writing.

    You wrote: “This thing is so much bigger than you. It’s about Jesus and what He’s done for you.” And that is the heart of everything! Thank you.

    Rich
    My recent post Review: Embracing Shared Ministry

  2. 2 exegete77 said at 11:24 am on October 26th, 2013:

    Good words, Serena. Ones we need to hear often. Always appreciate your writing.

    You wrote: “This thing is so much bigger than you. It’s about Jesus and what He’s done for you.” And that is the heart of everything! Thank you.

    Rich
    My recent post Review: Embracing Shared Ministry

  3. 3 exegete77 said at 11:24 am on October 26th, 2013:

    Good words, Serena. Ones we need to hear often. Always appreciate your writing.

    You wrote: “This thing is so much bigger than you. It’s about Jesus and what He’s done for you.” And that is the heart of everything! Thank you.

    Rich
    My recent post Review: Embracing Shared Ministry

  4. 4 exegete77 said at 11:24 am on October 26th, 2013:

    Good words, Serena. Ones we need to hear often. Always appreciate your writing.

    You wrote: “This thing is so much bigger than you. It’s about Jesus and what He’s done for you.” And that is the heart of everything! Thank you.

    Rich
    My recent post Review: Embracing Shared Ministry

  5. 5 exegete77 said at 11:24 am on October 26th, 2013:

    Good words, Serena. Ones we need to hear often. Always appreciate your writing.

    You wrote: “This thing is so much bigger than you. It’s about Jesus and what He’s done for you.” And that is the heart of everything! Thank you.

    Rich
    My recent post Review: Embracing Shared Ministry

  6. 6 exegete77 said at 11:24 am on October 26th, 2013:

    Good words, Serena. Ones we need to hear often. Always appreciate your writing.

    You wrote: “This thing is so much bigger than you. It’s about Jesus and what He’s done for you.” And that is the heart of everything! Thank you.

    Rich
    My recent post Review: Embracing Shared Ministry


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