Thursday, June 21, 2007

Psalm 50:13

Do I eat the flesh of bulls
    or drink the blood of goats?

(NIV)


Now we are getting to one of the central themes of this chapter, the truth that God is fundamentally not like us.

When we were created, we were created in His image, in His likeness. So, in one sense, we are like Him. We are a reflection of who He is, but after the fall, that reflection became tainted. Sin has marred our very natures, and this passage is reminding us that even though we have a few similarities to God, He does not resemble us, we are trying to resemble Him.

There is so much more that I could say about this. I mean, this is one of the core issues with mankind. We are trying to be our own gods, when what should be happening is that we should be submitting ourselves to Him and enjoying His transforming us to the image of Christ.

2 comments:

  1. Just letting you know I'm still reading & getting much from your insights.
    God is a wise father, stern when I'm whingeing, gracious when I know
    I need a good kick in the behind.
    His power & wisdom never cease to astound me.

    Cheers mate,

    JONO

    p.s......have a peaceful sabbath

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  2. I really appreciate that. Even though I am not doing this blog because I want to have a bunch of readers, it is still encouraging to know that there is at least one person out there that is listening.

    Thank you so much.

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