Sunday, September 22, 2013

A Big Difference

God is not a supporting actor in our drama; it is the other way around. God does not exist to make sure that we are happy and fulfilled. Rather, we exist to glorify God and to enjoy him forever. (Ch. 1)

God should be the object of our affections, and not the other way around. Yes, I do believe He pursues us. But what He wants is for us to find Him, and find our joy in Him. We are not the center-stage.

If you don't think this is true, read the bible. Look at the heroes of the word. People like John the Baptist. Did he find happiness in prison or being beheaded? Did Moses find fulfillment in not seeing the promised land? Did David take pleasure when he was not allowed to build the temple? How about Hosea? Peter?

When God does bless, it is to reveal Himself and His love for us. But it is not something that we can insist on. Ultimately, it is our glorification of God that will make us happy and fulfilled.

2 comments:

Eddie Eddings said...

You've convinced me. I am going to have to add Horton's book to my digital library. Thanks for all the postings!

KC Bob said...

The guys you mentioned seemed to have experienced a tangible presence of God. Perhaps they are a bit different than some today who struggle but have not had those experiences?