Tuesday, September 30, 2008

First Post

In a commentary about Psalm 95, John MacArthur wrote the following:

"The warning here is to those who know the gospel, who affirm its Truth, but who, because of love of sin or fear of persecution or whatever it may be, have not committed themselves to the truth they know is real. It is as if there were a fire in a hotel and they are on the tenth floor. Because there is a net below, the firemen are yelling, 'Jump.' But they do not jump. They hesitate. They are well aware of the danger and they know the net is their only way of escape; but they do not act on what they know is true and necessary. They are concerned about saving some of their possessions, or perhaps they think that somehow they can find another way out. They may be afraid of being hurt from the fall. Some might even be concerned about how they would look while jumping - afraid of embarrassment. But the point is this: Simply knowing about the danger and knowing about the way out of it will not save them. If they do not jump they will die. When your very life is at stake, nothing else should matter."

This may or may not be very relevant to the passage above, but when I read this and it makes me wonder how much do I really commit myself to my own beliefs. There is a since in which I know what is true and I claim to those truths... yet my mind does not abide by them. If you were to ask me, "Do you Richie, believe that God knows your every thought?" I would undoubtedly say yes. Yet I see the sincerity of my answer when I have a hateful thought about a person. If I really believed this would my whole life not be different? I long for this day when sanctification is complete... until then I will continue to thank God for his abundant grace on my soul.

3 comments:

Ryan said...

RICHIE HAS A BLOG!!!! I love how you have been RWL1206 since i first met you back in the 6th grade.

Good post, I think that its really hard for me to grasp the idea that things are real; That beliefs aren't just imaginary things we talk about, but as real as our physical bodies. And if we don't do something with them, they aren't our true beliefs at all.

Weston said...

C'mon Richie! I know you can do it; don't give up the blog!

Ryan said...

RI-CHIE! RI-CHIE! RI-CHIE!