Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hating God-Neglect

What if God was as glorious as the level of the attention that we gave Him depicted?

If that were the case then many of us would have a God who is little more than a blip on the radar screen of our lives. The fact of the matter is that God is infinitely larger and more relevant than all of the radar screens of the lives of every human being throughout history combined.

All too often God is not more than a small scoop of some foreign appetizer on the platter of life. How could this be? This God who spoke and the universe exploded into being, this God who so magnificently designed the earth and every living thing on it, this God who loves so powerfully that he became flesh and dwelt among us, this is the God that we so religiously neglect.

I can’t stand it. I hate the neglect of God in my own life and I abominate seeing it in the lives of those around me. This is especially detestable in the very religious among us, those who are very verbal about their faith but whose lives tell a much different story. This present atmosphere of God-neglect saturates our world, choking the life out of those who are designed to bear the likeness of God, and who would rather bear the likeness of the temporary and fading culture we live in. “I did it my way.”

Outrage at this cosmic blasphemy causes my blood pressure to go through the roof. This no doubt stirs up the unbearable wrath of God who does in fact have a boiling point, several devastating examples of which the earth has already witnessed, many of which are recorded in the Scriptures. For the wrath of God is being stored up against ALL ungodliness and unrighteousness of the inhabitants of this world.

“All day long I have held out My hand to a disobedient and obstinate people.” “How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not!”

1 comment:

John said...

I hate it in myself, too.