The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin. Proverbs 10:8
The older I get, the more I am finding out that I grumble far too much when somebody in authority tells me to do something that I really don’t want to do. Often, that authority figure is God. The Bible clearly states things we should be working on, but I think my way is better.
What kinds of things should I be working on?
- “To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” Mark 12:33
- “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
Those are simple commands, really, but I could have written Isaac Watts’ line in Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing: prone to wander, Lord I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love.
Always wooing, always drawing us back to the fold. That’s the kind of God I serve.