God does not expect total understanding but He does expect total obedience

Posted: January 18, 2012 in Uncategorized
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God does not expect total understanding but He does expect total obedience. Faithfulness is not contingent upon my understanding or even my agreeing with God all the time. That’s what makes the Christian journey a journey of faith. God has a plan and I might not know it yet. God’s in control and I am not. Scripture is full of narratives about people who did not get the big picture, yet God used many of them mightily.
You cannot tell me that Job understood the big picture when God allowed his children to die. Yet Job remained faithful. In fact after Job suffered loss that to most of us would be considered indescribable, we are told that “Job did not sin nor did he blame God.” (Job 1.2)
So I would challenge you, when you lack in understanding first pursue God and make pursuit of knowledge secondary. For we do not need to understand life to know that God is true, just, loving, compassionate, full of grace and in control.
Great is our God and great is His Name!

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