August 8, 2012

Grumpy God?

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There are two lies which the world often tells about God’s intention for human behaviour. First, people say that God doesn’t want us to have a good time; second, they say that even if we try to live as he wants all we’ll ever get is a grudging approval. People often imagine that God is eager to spot the slightest wrongdoing and tell us off for it.

This verse [Col 1:10] shows how wrong both of these are. God’s intention is for human life to flourish and bear fruit…. And when this happens God is personally delighted. Paul often declares that genuine Christian living gives God pleasure. It is we, with our little faith, who have imagined him to be grumpy and hard to please — Tom Wright on Colossians.

Posted by John Barach @ 1:39 pm | Discuss (0)

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