Monday, September 13, 2010

Looking for an escape

"We say we want God, but we want a fix. We want an escape. We want the pressure removed. When we don't have anything else to bargain with, though—when we don't have anything to lay before Him but filthy rags, when we're miserable enough—then He's ready to deal with us."— The Rest of the Gospel: When the partial Gospel has worn you out, page 225

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The first half describes us far too often. We really are looking for an escape—give me the "good life", and give it to me now! God, on the other hand, is waiting patiently for us to reach the end of ourselves.

Have you ever noticed in the book of Hosea that Israel goes looking for God near the beginning of the book with all their stuff; they don't find him. Near the end of the book, they go looking for God, but without any stuff. This time they are promised they will find him. So true.
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