Posts Tagged ‘Weakness’
We can only give out of what we are; this is why God’s eternity is key for us. Without it He could not offer eternal life. His offer of it must be affirmed by His ability to provide it. Since we cannot categorically provide something beyond us, we cannot give unless we have. It is an old drummer thing that I have taught a’many’a student: “Son, if you ain’t got the rhythm in you, you ain’t gettin’ it out” It’s a bit like that – only different.
Now think about what God is . . .
Throughout the Old Testament, the most common themes are:
1. God is Sovereign and our provision and joy in life
2. Mankind wants to condescend Him and pervert His nature to be like us . . . recognizable and iconic
3. God alone is faithful
4. Mankind cannot be faithful
One of the most telling and horrifying – even defining passages of the Old Testament is 1 Samuel 8:7
The deception that our mother, Eve, fell for still rings in our ears – go your own way. We want a king like us, for us, from us . . . the heart of idolatry is always self-worship.
I am indebted to some brothers for continually introducing me to more edifying music. Andrew Peterson is one of those musicians. This song is very enlightening. I hope you see it that way, too.