Here is a post that offers perspective. Some of us can get a bit obsessed from time to time. We can see what we think important, and we can ignore everything else. God has a larger view, and to understand what He wants from us we have to strive to see as He sees, to see things through God’s eyes.
What if we don’t strive to see things through God’s eyes? Then we assume a greater risk of being blind to His Will. Consider.
Judges 21:25 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
25 In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
The verse above is the ending to the Book of Judges, and it also occurs at Judges 17:6, right after we hear about a man named Micah and his house full of idols.
In my mind the Book of Judges is the scariest book in the Bible. Revelation contains greater horrors. Exodus, which speaks of the plagues that Moses called in God’s name, brings chills to bone. Yet in the Book of Judges the violence is almost insanely random. Because the children of Israel are only doing that which seems right in their own eyes, not striving to see through God’s eyes, their behavior sometimes seems almost desperately mad.
In the last post I wrote on the book of Acts, I got into a bit of theology, but it might have been theology that didn’t seem like theology, so I thought I might say a few words on the subject now.
I often read and hear Christians say that they don’t like theology or that they don’t want to hear about it or study it; they just want to hear about… (fill in the rest). I also hear others who say they love theology and doctrine, and they want to hear more about doctrine…
I’m reaching for my old professor of theology hat for a minute, because I’m afraid that neither of these points of view really reflects an understanding of what “theology” actually is. Most Christians seem to think theology is “teaching”, but teaching, in this case Biblical teaching, is actually “doctrine” not theology; theology and doctrine (which…
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