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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Value!

Hebrews 11:6 tells us that there are two elements to faith we have to:
  • Believe that He is
  • He is a rewarder of those who seek Him
That is a consistent theme.  It crops up multiple times Psalm 118:8 – 9, Jeremiah 31:16, Isaiah 49:14 – 22, Psalm 147:6, Isaiah 64:4, to name just the places I have encountered it in the past couple of weeks.

It seems to me that this is a lot harder than it may appear on the surface.  When we encounter difficulty, when life is hard, when we have to decide whether to follow Him completely, when after we make that choice things blow up completely, what then?  We are to walk in faith, believing that:
  • He is – sovereign, all knowing, all powerful, all present, love, light, truth, engaged, Abba…
  • The things we are struggling with are part of His reward for my seeking Him?
It may be that He values something different than I.

Getting this right, understanding God’s value proposition, is critical not only for our walk, but for what our children learn from our walking through it.

1 comment:

  1. Mike ... you are probably familiar with Timothy Keller (The Reason for God, The Prodigal God)? Anyway, I've been tuning in to some of his sermons (they have a library of free sermons and those you can download on their website .. Redeemer Presbyterian in NYC). The other day I listened to one about Isaiah 49:14-22. Very interesting and moving ... especially as he expounds upon the phrase " ... I have inscribed you on my hands ..." I'll see if I can send you a link. Thanks. Mike G

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