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Many times, What God Asks Doesn’t Make Sense

What if God asks you do so something that goes against your belief system? Do you know God well enough to obey anyway, or will you hold fast to what you know and disobey His voice?  YHWH (God) asked Abraham, who is said to be the father of our faith, to sacrifice Isaac. What would have happened if Abraham had said to God, “You are not God but a demon who wishes for me to destroy my only son,  whom the one true God says all nations will be blessed?”

Personally, I am weary of Christians going only so far and then running back to cling to their old ways of thinking. God is trying to move us forward to a place He foreordained for us.  If we will not allow YHWH to be God in our lives, we are just playing at religion and not truly walking in His Spirit.

YHWH (God) wrote the book

God wants it His way and leaves no room for discussion. We cannot say to God “that is not biblical” because He wrote the book. If you won’t obey the voice of God, you’re not yet truly His sheep, for they hear and obey His voice.

We must simply state what God is saying, whether it makes theological sense or not. I operate under the assumption that He knows much better than I do what He means. So what if theologians have believed something for several hundred years? Is error like fine wine that improves with age?

For those who have ears to hear, consider this truth:

“God is calling us to sacrifice our own minds.  Simply believe Him regardless of what natural circumstances look like or what others say.”

As we grow into mature men and women of God, we must accept our responsibility to know and hear His voice correctly. If God calls us to do a certain thing, then obey and see where it leads no matter what.

Here is another truth:

“Our understanding of scripture does not trump God’s revealed will in our lives.”

If God speaks and it contradicts what we believe or what we have been taught, then we are simply wrong. It is no more complicated than that.

Finally, if you wish to move beyond the prison of your own mind, sacrifice your reason upon the altar of obedience. This was the “mind of Christ” and, as His disciples, it must become our minds too.

Abraham by Josh Baldwin