Relate to God without reservation

Relate to God without reservation

By REV. DR. RICHAR... | 1 October, 2016

King David knew the importance of truth telling in speech and behaviour. He was aware that such actions strengthen community living for common good. Deception and lies destroy relationships. Therefore, in the midst of wayward people, David called upon God for help, saying “the godly are no more, the faithful have vanished from among men. Everyone lies to his neighbour, their flattering lips speaks with deception” (Ps. 12:1). 

David is reassured that God will judge the oppressors. “Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise,” says the Lord. “I will protect them from those who malign them.” And the words of the Lord are flawless, “like silver refined in a furnace of clay purified seven times” (Ps. 12: 5-6).

The powerful use lies and deception to mislead and put down the weak and needy for personal gain. No wonder the word of God states, “Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight” (Pro. 12:22).

In conversation between humans and God, the Lord always has the last word. God not only has the last word, but the “flawless” character of His words illustrates transparency in God. What God says reveals who He is.

The Lord wants to know us intimately as well. But exposing our inner selves is difficult; steeped in societal expectation of a good front we are well masked. God knows, of course, all there is to know about us. However, He still desires a relationship with us in which we open our lives fully to Him, as God revealed Himself to us in the person and work of Jesus Christ. God wants us to know ourselves and each other with the same vulnerability and transparency that led Jesus Christ to be a sacrifice and pay the price for our wayward life on the cross. How open are you in your relationship with God?

There is 1 Comment

There is no evidence of prayers to the Personal God of revealed or unrevealed religions having brought about a desired historical occurence. It is amusing that anyone going through some particular rational training and obtaining a theological diploma would entitled him or her with the exact knowledge of God's secret thinking., in the assumption that God up .... there! is a real, able bodied uber human body. When the Volga river froze in 1942, it so happened that at the same time Himmer was reviewing the front line German troops. He addressed them with the words: "Gott ist mit uns!" as the German panzer tank division moved across the solid ice. The same Semitic God kept silent while the Jews perished in the gas chambers. Yet at an earlier time he had ordered the Jews to kill all the men, all the women, all the children, all the animals of the Canaans, as the walls of Jericho crumbled. Rev. Howell could explain the ways of God, i.e. the God of the Western cultural peoples. for the benefit of the readers.

Add new comment

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.