Tuesday, August 30, 2011

being answerable

Nobody is perfect, but everybody is responsible.
Our faith will not do away the corruptive influence of sin on everything.
The tree lies where it fell and man reaps what he sows. Eccl.11:3, Gal.6:7
Faith doesn’t stop the natural course of life, but it gives us an amazing
opportunity not to be limited to it.
Faith gives us new eyes to see further and new decisions to make according
to God’s eternal purpose.
By faith we deal with issues following the examples of those saints who
“Subdued kingdoms,
worked righteousness,
obtained promises,
stopped the mounts of lions,
quenched the violence of fire,
escaped the edge of the sword,
out of weaknesses were made strong,
became valiant in battle,
turned to flight the armies of the aliens.” Hebrews 11:33-34
Wow, what a list!
Wouldn’t it be right to say that faith is our responsibility?
When Jesus encouraged his disciples to believe in Him,
He was not bossing around demanding obedience from them.
He invited them to a life-style that they had to learn anew like a child,
step by step, word by word, decision by decision.
Every new step , word and decision enlarges the child’s area of influence
and increases his responsibility.
The English word responsibility refers to an ability to answer.
It doesn’t always guarantee that the answer is right but by being
responsible we actually just continue fellowshipping with Him.

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