Pearcey Report

Pearcey Report

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Life's Direction

For  far too many of us, our propensity has been toward an "immediate" encounter with God relative to life's directions.

We desire a "burning bush"  or a "Damascus road" experience!

Granted, those were the will of God for those specific individuals!  

But, are they the normative experience for you and me in the age of the New Covenant?

Not hardly, IMHO.

On our part, we rebel against the "mediated" experience!

In the "flesh" we argue, "...if God met with Abraham, immediately...why not with me?..."

Simple enough: we have "...the perfect..." (1 Cor. 13:10).

We have "...the mind of Christ...: (1 Cor. 2:16)

This, then,  ought to be more precious to us than any subjective "experience" (2 Peter 1:16-21).

The "inscripturated word" is objective; though the interpretations are often subjective!

Still, bottom line: God expects us to live on the basis of what has been objectively revealed versus subjectively experienced!

He expects us, as Adult children, to wrestle with The Word

Just as our salvation is grounded in the objective work if Christ, so too is our sanctification to be grounded in His objective revelation.  (John 6:63 and 17:17).

Rather than be children of an Old Covenant, let us grow up as children of The New.

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