Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


October 26, 2011

We continue to think that God acts and thinks like us, and is accountable to us! We build entire systems operating on this assumption.

In other words, it is not the natural children who are God's children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham's offspring.
                                         ---Romans 9:8 TNIV

So we assume that God has to behave in certain ways, and function "the way we do," but God tells us, "Not so." Paul urges us to turn from this mistaken conclusion, and let God be god. Paul challenges the Jewish notion of God's obligation to Abraham.

"Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden." (Romans 9:18) Once again, take comfort in: God is god, and we are not! The way we figure it, is not the way it is.


Dale Patterson