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Reminding God to Be God

August 17, 2017

Well said, Jake, well said!

Looking for God in Messy Places

Sometimes you have to remind God to be God. At least, that’s what some bible stories appear to be saying. As we’ll see in a minute, these stories are reminding us to act like the children of God.

For instance, God confides to Abraham that Sodom is about to be toast (Genesis 18:16-33). God intends to scorch the place. Their unrighteousness stinks to high heaven.

6a00d8341bfb1653ef017c384174f2970bAs the prophet Ezekiel explained, “This was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.” (Ezekiel 16:49)

Abraham responds with an argument. “So, God, what if you find fifty righteous people? How about cutting them break!”

“Sure,” God says. “I can live with that.”

“Great,” says Abraham. “How about forty-five?”

“You got it,” God says.

Abraham whittles God down to ten. Straight along God agrees. In other…

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