Wednesday, October 12, 2016
today's four letter word
We Americans don't like obedience. Revolution and independence are our themes. The idea of doing what we're told rankles against our national pride.
But God makes it clear throughout the Bible that we are going to be slaves to something. There's no such thing as being completely independent. We're either going to be slaves to our appetites and desires and sinful nature... or we're going to be servants of God.
The cool thing is, when you start being His servant, He quickly promotes you. He begins calling you His child. And eventually, His friend. We start off doing what He tells us just because He tells us to. And Lewis says that in itself is a good. But after we've walked with Him for awhile, we start to see WHY He tells us to do things that way. We see the wisdom behind His commands. We start to agree with Him.
God, thank You for helping us find Your wisdom.