Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ignorance is Bliss?

Is Ignorance really bliss, not in my experience, especially when it comes to God. Sadly, there have been times in my life where I did not want to take anytime to sit and listen to God. I was pretty sure I knew what he was going to say, and I did not want to hear it. Compare that to David's desires in Psalm 119:

Psalm 119:33-36 (NIV)
33 Teach me, O Lord, to follow your decrees; then I will keep them to the end.
34 Give me understanding, and I will keep your law and obey it with all my heart.
35 Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.
36 Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.

I know that in the instances where I thought my way was better, I had to learn the hard way. This scripture is one of my prayers, that we/I would love the decrees of our King. I see this as the same as knowing the rules of a sport or game. If I want to get the most of the event and if I want to run as though to win the prize, I must know the rules, the better I know the rules the better I run the race.

How do you view God's decrees, are they obstacles to be avoided, or guides to live by?


Pastor Chris

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