Truthfully, what can we fully comprehend?
How many times have we or others stated: there are always two sides to a coin, consider the pros's and con's, you have to take all things into consideration and so forth.
Can you imaging how long it would take us to see everything from all angles if we had to experience things from all sides before fully comprehending an experience?
I state these observations in light of my own grappling with obtaining the fullness our faith. Sometimes I withhold sharing what I am studying for teaching and it becomes like the manna; no longer fresh. I have come to understand that my position is to share what ever the Lord is given me for this day and allow Him to take care of the rest.
God does not expect us/me to be perfect, He expects us to keep seeking answers. He understands that we all are growing in what we comprehend through application, testing, failing, tempting again. He simply asks us to persevere until the final end. This is a journey, and no one is fully perfected. There is always somewhere we must venture, resist and continue to grow. The problems we face are usually criticisms from others, which cripple our desire to continue in a less than perfect form.
God, however, uses the imperfect. He asks us to be careful of desiring the accolades from broken things. His desire is for us to join in His good pleasure, to participate in good faith and propel things which encourage His will in various ways. He expects us to speak truth as we understand it, with a good conscience; not protecting our image but exuding the likeness of Christ.
The past 6 topics were leading out from what we are entering. If you did not read those, click the link and get some thoughts under your belt to increase the view points. It is "human" to consider things out from our own experiences and intellectual reasoning. This does not make us Godly, righteous or even morally correct, it makes us right in our own opinions. Below the following points are the full verses for context. Think about these points and prayerfully request truth to show up and grant us understanding as we sojourn:
- We were made in the image and likeness of God
- Adam and Eve regarded equality with God a thing to be grasped
- Christ had to be made in the likeness of men and in our image
- Christ had to become obedient just like mankind
Now let Us conceive a new creation—humanity—made in Our image,fashioned according to Our likeness. And let Us grant them authority over all the earth—the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, the domesticated animals and the small creeping creatures on the earth. ~ Genesis 1:26
Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”~ Genesis 3:22
Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. ~Phil. 2: 5-8
Christ was fully man and fully God, yet He chose to become obedient and not save His life. When He died He died just like a man. Think about how obedient He had to become to not react as God, but time and time again, act in the for and likeness of a dying man. Tomorrow we will go a bit further.
I pray that each of us come to the fullness of our faith in Jesus Christ and live well.
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