Like a Poor Lowly Fisherman

I wrote in my latest book, Trying to be God, a chapter on Adam & Eve and how their pride led them to want to know what God knows…eating of the “Tree of Knowledge”. Many today wish to let on that they too know what God is thinking, how He acts, and what His final plans are. RUBBISH! God is omniscient and omnipotent; all knowing, perfect and all-powerful. Would you want a God that can be defined, described and understood? NO! Those are all limitations and confining; obviously unfit for the Creator of the Universe.

We can read in Isaiah 66:2 “…These are the ones I [God] look on with favor; those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.” Ask then, how do we come before the Lord Jesus? …as an arrogant and learned Pharisee? …or as a poor lowly fisherman?

It was pride that drove Lucifer to say “I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God.” (NIV); pride was the reason for the fall of Lucifer, the morning star (Isaiah 14:12-14). It is “Pride” that is the killer. Why not turn toward Jesus and admit you are a sinner in need of a Savior? You have a debt you cannot possibly pay; however, there is forgiveness and mercy available in the love of Jesus the Christ.

 

 

 

What I got out of the Royal Wedding

I was NOT wrapped up in all the trappings of the Royal Wedding. It just seemed like a bunch of gossipping to me. But I awoke on that Friday morning with all the airwaves filled with TV coverage, and lo what did I see? I saw smiles, happiness and excitement. I saw a nation pull together for a singular event. I saw pride, laughter and merriment. People, lots of people, calmly wishing to be close; to be close enough to actually be a participant in the event. They were seeking to be included in something worthwhile and much bigger than themselves. I saw a world interested in something positive and happy…something good, instead of being a world we see in the news as being so hateful and ugly! The world was groaning and now is on fire; we need something beautiful and refreshing to put out those flames!