Saturday, April 8, 2017

Understanding God!

Christ gives meaning to your life, and when he appears, you will also appear with him in glory. Don't be controlled by your body. Kill every desire for the wrong kind of sex. Don't be immoral or indecent or have evil thoughts. Don't be greedy, which is the same as worshiping idols. God is angry with people who disobey him by doing these things. And that is exactly what you did, when you lived among people who behaved in this way. But now you must stop doing such things. You must quit being angry, hateful, and evil. You must no longer say insulting or cruel things about others.  And stop lying to each other. You have given up your old way of life with its habits.  Each of you is now a new person. You are becoming more and more like your Creator, and you will understand him better.

Colossians 3: 4 - 10

The Christian life is the process of becoming more and more like God!  Adam and Eve believed the lie of Satan when he told them that by eating of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, they would become like God.  The truth is this: Disobeying God made them like Satan and not like God.  

When you obey God, it is then that you become like Him.  And that is what God wants you to do.  And when you become like God, you grow in your understanding of Him.  

“Understanding God” is not a college course, it is rather the reward for obedience!  If you try to understand God by studying the doctrines of Christianity, you will never come to a satisfying conclusion.  But when you obey God, you will grasp more of His reality with each step of faith!

“Lord Jesus, I do want to understand you and be more like you.  Show me how to obey You today so that I can understand You better.  Praise Your Holy Name, now and forever.  Amen.” 

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