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pursuing the upward call with fear and trembling

just a 44 year old man seeking to share my meanderings with the world at large or the blogosphere at small

Monday, September 13, 2010

Thoughts Continue

I wonder if people in ancient times drove themselves crazy with thinking the way we can do now??? Solomon sure had a great point that much knowledge equals much pain. He declares that a life lived without God is vanity and chasing after wind. A proverb states that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Just how to interpret that meaning has challenged our minds ever since.

God is Creator and He chose to make reality as He deemed fit. In pondering a utopian world, we would eliminate all disease, all pain,all death and violence. Truly Heaven on earth right?? We may dream of this existence, but truth is we cause our own hell and pain upon ourselves most of the time. Even the best of us, whoever that might be, have moments of insanity in the sense we act in selfish ways or destructive ways. We are not purely rational beings ala Mr Spock. We often let our emotions be our undoing. Of course our emotions also provide our greatest joy and triumph so often as well.

What is the human factor??? The New Testament is filled with descriptions of how believers struggled with conforming their attitudes and actions into that of Christ. Some things never change eh??? If we are brutally honest with ourselves we acknowledge we are saint/sinner almost always at the same time. It is the human condition. How do we get to a point of purer holiness??? How do we actualize Gods perfect love so all fear is removed and we carry out the Greatest Commandment in every interaction we have?? Still working things out in my head so sorry if this comes out discombobulated.


At 2:39 PM, Blogger awareness said...

Purer holiness? How do we get there?






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