Man’s Word to God: ‘Shut Up’ or ‘I’m listening’

So much going on . . . marriage turned upside down, government coercing an Illinois high school district to let a boy shower with the girls, wide open national borders in Europe and the U.S., multiplying murder by radical Islamic men and women, Islamic children learning how to cut off heads, 180 followers of Christ killed every month simply because of their faith.

But you better not say anything about it, or else. And God better not say anything about it. But God rejects their rejection. He talks about it anyway.

In 43 words, here’s what He says all over the Bible:

Here’s who I am. Here’s who I want you to be. Here’s what I want you to do. If you reject my Way, you reject Me. You hate My people. You’re stubborn. I’m long suffering and patient . . . but not forever.

While He says that, that same God also says we should delight daily in things that are true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable and excellent. I was reminded of that at a wedding last weekend. The couple honored and celebrated the Lord and His ways. It was a joyful reminder that He still rules in many hearts.

All will be made right in time. He wins, and we get to join in His victory.

Arc de Triomphe in Paris, honoring those who fought for France.

Arc de Triomphe in Paris, honoring those who fought for France.