Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Words of Wisdom

"God's love for you never changes. His hate for sin also never changes. If you understand how great His love is, you wouldn't want to sin to hurt Him." -Eric Y.

I've always known the first sentence. But hearing that God's hate for sin never changes phrased like that was epic. I feel like the church today preaches love and grace, which is undeniable, but God does not change - He is the same God as the God of the Old Testament. Yeah, the one that has the earth swallow people up. The one that sends down pillars of fire. The one that wiped out cities because of their oppressive systems. God cannot tolerate sin. But at the same time, He's the same God of the Old Testament that accepted Rahab the prostitute as part of the line of Jesus. The God of Jacob, a screw up. The God of David who impregnated Bathsheba and murdered her husband, and also had David be in the line of Jesus. His justice and mercy blows me away.

"Watch His eyes. You'll know where to go and what to do if you follow where He looks." -Sharie C.

I went to Harambee's Visions Gospel Choir concert last night and saw Sharie from City Lights there. Every time I talk to her, she's filled with kindness and warmth and immediately speaks into me. How does she know what to say?! Certainly the Holy Spirit uses her. Now to figure out where He's looking...

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