Who Do Some Christians Think They Are?

jun23I’ve shown in the previous two posts that both predestination and choice are true in the Bible. God chooses to save some and we also have the ability granted by him  to surrender to him. It’s a conundrum which our puny minds can’t comprehend.

This paradox reminds me of a fly buzzing against a window pane. It can’t figure out what’s blocking its way, yet it sees the outside world through the glass. We’re like that fly when we strive to grasp the unfathomable and infinite mind of God Almighty.

Isaiah 64:8 (KJV) aptly shows our relationship to the Lord. “But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.” Therefore, who do people think they are to question his omniscient will?

Jeremiah 18:6 (KJV) is another example of God likening himself to a master potter and we as being mere clay. “O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.”jun23a

Lest anybody think this is just an Old Testament mandate, look at what Paul wrote in Romans 9:21 (KJV). “Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?” This, by the way,  is the reason that he favoured Jacob over Esau.

Job sure learned his lesson regarding questioning God’s intelligence and wisdom. The final three chapters of the book of Job show how the Lord showed through questions that we mere humans are as nothing compared to the Almighty. Like Paul wrote in Romans 9:20 (KJV), “Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing forjun23bmed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?”

I likewise learned my lesson regarding judging God’s motives, though not in such a dramatic way as Job did. In How I Was Razed, I showed how misinformed I was about the Lord and how he graciously led me to know him as he truly is. Please check out my wondrous testimony memoir at Amazon.


Author: bruce Atchison - author

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One thought on “Who Do Some Christians Think They Are?”

  1. I enjoyed what Bruce wrote on his blog for today and agree 100%. One way to make it simple might be to say that from our limited perspective, we chose God, but in His infinite way, He chose us from the beginning of time. I know that sounds simple and basic in thought, but both are true. We cannot in any way understand all there is regarding God and how He chooses us. That explains why as believers we must share the good news of Christ with everyone, as we are led by the Holy Spirit. I say this to myself as much as to anyone else who’s a follower of Jesus Christ. Roger Brannon 🙂

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