Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Re: Gnosticism

I’m very glad that God is not only about knowledge, or only about action.

We can know God. He is a God of revelation. We can talk to Him. He is a God who desires to be sought.

God is a giver of good gifts. He is an active God. God created a material world and prepared good works for us to do. We are His masterpieces.

He is a personal God. We come to Him by faith. He is a rewarder. We can know His ways. He is a lover. We can imitate His compassion.

God made a garden. Worship extends beyond the events inside the temple. The Israelites carried their fruits into the temple. They dedicated their sons and daughters at the temple. Then they went back out. Worship is impossible if we remain in the temple. Worship is action. Not just sacrifice. Living sacrifice.

The revealed grace of God teaches us to live soberly, righteously, and godly. To sit at God’s feet is good. To walk with God is what is required of us. God desires obedience rather than sacrifice. Obedience, we ought to realize, is only possible by grace.

To God be all glory.

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