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The Fading Reality of God

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To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him? The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains.He that is so impover ished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved.Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble. To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.  -Isaiah 40:18-25

God makes it very clear that he is wholly unlike anyone or anything else. No comparison can be made to a graven image, or to a wooden idol. No comparison can be made to men. So to whom then will you liken God?
Modern Christianity has lost it’s focus on the reality of God. He has been replaced with an idol of the mind that we worship with the least possible effort.

This issue permeates all of religious life. It’s what I highlighted in my last post and what one commenter called irreducible minimums. Christianity is not just a show. We need to stop and consider why we do what we do. Are we doing it because of our God or are we doing it as a religious ritual that chalks up extra points on our righteousness scorecard?

If we treat God with only a modicum of respect in our daily life and in our worship, do we really believe he cannot be compared to anyone?

Your life and your Sunday worship reflect how you see God. Are you just going through ritualistic motions every week? The reality of God is fading. We must rethink things.

Written by Agrammatos

August 2, 2009 at 7:03 AM

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