Friday, April 02, 2010

The Non TN Titans

I just got back from seeing the movie Clash of the Titans. The best word I can think of to describe it is entertaining - especially if you like actions movies like I do. It was a neat remake of an oldie. It's amazing what they can do now with all the new computer graphic stuff they can put into movies. It's hard to tell the real from the computer generated.
The movie just reminded me of a point I was making yesterday at our monthly Preachers Meeting. As the title of the movie proclaims, it's all about the gods of mythology, who seemed to thrive on toying with humans and making their lives miserable. No one would admit it of course, but I think many folks think of God in a similar fashion. Many have no idea why He would give commands, make laws, and require obedience in carrying out things that seem to have no connection to anything except exalting Him. Many see God as coming up with all kinds of hoops for man to jump through and wonder if He gets some perverse pleasure out of putting burdens on people.
Our God is love. Everything He has ever done and will do, comes from His character as a loving Father. No, He doesn't toy with anyone, and He's never given man anything that was merely a hoop to jump through. What He does is always for a reason and He said that reason was to bring about a relationship with us.
Talk about Clash of The Titans? What about the clash of religious people who have no idea why God commands and requires what He does and why He gave things to us to help us? God is the most Purpose Driven being in existence. It would dramatically help us all if we truly took the time to figure out why God has done the things He has done. It will change the way we do what we do in His name! We might even start seeing things He tells us to do as tools to use rather than acts to perform.

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