Wednesday, March 30, 2011

High Places

Stunned by 2 Kings 17 today...
They also feared the LORD and appointed from among themselves all sorts of people as priests of the high places, who sacrificed for them in the shrines of the high places. 33So they feared the LORD but also served their own gods, after the manner of the nations from among whom they had been carried away.


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Canceling the Record of Debt

I am going through Colossians these days. I wrote the following to a friend.


13And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 14by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.

It got me thinking of what I would do if someone paid all my debts off including the house, cards, loans, taxes, everything even the collection account . I would be praising God and asking this guy to marry me.. (too much about guys I know). Immediately, I would be free from monthly obligations.
What would I do? I get a pretty decent pay check.. How would I spend it now? On myself alone?, retirement, save it, a bigger house, new car, plastic surgery...
What... would I do.. go into more debt? It would cheapen his gift.

Would I give generously.. because of what someone I love did for me? Would I give half my check? all of it? Live simply so I could give more away?: How would I respond to this.. someone bought me out from the slavery of debt and set me free,. I want to be a generous giver.. not there yet. Will God answer this prayer. (generous And Faithful in my giving?)