Monday, January 17, 2011

The goodness of fear and obedience

Looking at misinterpretations of Romans 12:1, Jeff Weddle points out that although Christians are under grace, God still wants us to follow his commandments:
Saying that God begs us now rather than commands us, makes us the ones with the power and God the one dependent on us. I can’t go there. God is the Lawgiver, the Judge, the Creator and Supreme Being. I am a breathing pile of dirt.

God does not beg us to listen, He commands us to listen. He may employ some beseeching from time to time, can’t deny that, but the beseeching is not pleeing for His benefit, but for ours.
Yes, indeed.


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