Wednesday, July 02, 2014

That's not fair

If you have to fight for something, it may be that you have put your hand on it and in so doing have hindered the hand of God. For if God intends to give that thing to you, He is going to do it in His own time, and nobody is going to stop Him. That is the reason you do not have to pull strings or play politics with regard to your pastoral appointment. Someone may say, “You’re unrealistic.” That is right from the world’s perspective. It all depends on which set of standards you area operating under. If you do not believe that God can get you where you should be, I question whether you have the faith of Abraham that justified him.— Lectures in Old Testament Theology, page 156

<idle musing>
Ouch! But he's right. If we think we have to take things under our wing in order to make them happen, then we are operating as atheists...
</idle musing>

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