I love to think about one day bowing my knee, in person, to the One I love to worship. The Bible says every knee will bow. I can’t help but think that this means one day there will be a clarity there that is not here today. Like, “Oh…My…God…”, but it won’t be blasphemous because what you’re saying is really what you’re meaning. Can you picture it? Every knee bent regardless of how stiff they were towards The Lord here on this place? That picture speaks of astonishing surrender, an uncontrollable yielding of wills to the One that only meant to love you from the start.
My friend Terry wrote this in the last few days. My heart resonates with this.
“To fear the Lord is to reverence, respect, and obey Him. To fear the Lord is to seek to obey Him in all things at all times. We are not to pick and choose to obey when we agree with Him, or when it’s convenient.
One Sunday a young couple that was visiting our church came up to talk to me. They said they loved our church, the worship and teaching were a blessing, and the people were warm and welcoming. I was pleased to hear that, and of course thanked them. The couple then began to ask me a variety of questions including salvation by Jesus alone, and the issues of abortion and gay marriage. I opened the Bible and answered them. I was curious as to why so many questions, and asked them. They told me they were Christians who love Jesus and they were looking for a church that taught the Bible in a way that agreed with their personal and progressive beliefs. I then understood what the personal beliefs were, so I again tried to gently show them what the Bible had to say. They were not rude or argumentative, but they haven’t come back.
The couple was basically saying, we want God and we want Jesus, but on our terms, in a way that is comfortable with us, and what we want. That couple is not alone, in fact their attitude is very prevalent in these days. There are many who pull a Jonah who said….I know I’m a Hebrew, I believe in God, in fact I’m a prophet, I just don’t like what He wants me to do, I’ll be going another direction.
God is all-knowing, all-powerful, and always right. It is best for us to learn humble maturity and realize that our will many times may not line up with God’s will. If we love and fear Him, we admit He is right and we set our feelings aside and obey.”
Terry’s right. There are many who say, “I’m a Christian….I just don’t agree with that particular antiquated portion of scripture.” But that particular scripture more often than not is being questioned for no other reason than it’s a fraction of their life that they want to live out, regardless of what the God they claim to worship has said about it.
Those particular scriptures are still truths from God Himself.
I guess what I am having an emotionally tough time comprehending, is how I can allow what I want, and how I desire to live, to be more important than the wishes and instruction of the One who made me, and loves me?
If God says homosexuality is wrong, then it is, regardless of what you want to argue. If Jesus says that murdering innocent life, such as abortion, is wrong, then we ought not do it.
This is not difficult teaching to comprehend.
What is difficult is the surrender, right?
It means bowing a knee to Someone other than ourselves. If only I could show you, if only you knew, how absolutely worth it His friendship really is…
His love is absolutely worth bending my knees, and my will.
Praying for you,
Daughter of the King