Come To Me


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Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.....You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.
Proverbs 3:5 John 5:39

The Internet is a wonderful place for airing one's views and opinions, for entering into discussion over a multitude of subjects. Blogs and forums provide a place to go deep into scripture and extract meaning and purpose for our busy and sometimes confusing lives. There are many viewpoints and takes on a host of subjects. Sometimes as Christians we agree, and often we don't.


God speaks to us through His Word and there is a time for study, a vital part of our discipleship, but when we come to the end of our limited and flawed understanding, we must return to what is the most important. JESUS. He is the most vital ingredient of our spiritual lives. We may study the Bible until we can recite endless scriptures and doctrines, but this does not bring us to eternal life. There is only one place where we may find that. That place is a real person. Jesus. He is here. He is a breath away. He does not wait for us to get our theology right. He is ready now to accept us and all our limitations because He is love. Unending, forgiving and all encompassing. Complete love.

Comments

Robert Morschel said…
Thanks for your comment on my blog. I saw your little exchange with Bible Thumper and I sense this latest post of yours is a response. I agree that we need to share our opinions with love and grace, but I also share Bible Thumper's frustration at the lack of concern for what's really in God's Word. People often seem to be content to pursue feelings and personal opinions rather than what God says.
Totally, completely true!!
Susan
ViolentLove said…
Wonderful post.

I have encountered so many who think they Have to "understand more" or "clean up" just to begin to follow Jesus. Your words, "He does not wait for us to get our theology right. He is ready now to accept us and all our limitations because He is love. Unending, forgiving and all encompassing. Complete love." are so right on.
Casey said…
Amen to that, Mike.
Andrea said…
Wonderful post.
inspired said…
All embracing Love ;]
Becky Wolfe said…
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Looks like I could stop by yours more frequently too. I enjoy varying opinions of Biblical things myself.
Oh to get to know him better... Praise God it's not by works, but by faith in Christ through the mercy, grace, and finished work Jesus did on the cross that we are saved!
Shirley said…
Amen to this post.
And thanks also for your continuing encouragement at my blog - I do appreciate it!
Sidharth said…
Wonderful...I love His open invitation...!
kostas said…
Spectacular view!