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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A Conversation

"I really want to know, what is the will of God for my life?"

"Well, let me think. Oh, I know. 'Flee sexual immorality.'"1

"No, that's not what I mean."

"Okay, how about this? 'If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.'"2

"No, not that either. I mean, what does God want me to do?"

"Maybe it's 'Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials'?"3

"No, I'm looking for a direction in life."

"Oooh, I see. Perhaps, 'Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.'"4

"Come on. I don't think you're even trying."

"There's always, 'Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.'"5


"Oh, I know! 'Repent and believe in the gospel.'"6

"You're not helping me at all."

"Let's see. You would like to hear my opinions on God's will, but you aren't interested in God's views. Why would mine matter? I don't think I can help you."
1 1 Cor 6:18
2 John 14:15
3 James 1:2
4 Rom 12:2
5 1 Cor 6:9-10
6 Mark 1:15


Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Been there, done that! Very frustrating, to say the least.

Stan said...

Whether actual or simply an example, it seems like far too many conversations go this way.