Trusting Our Theology

September 30th, 2014

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Deuteronomy 32:28-43

Israel confessed the right faith but often lived by a different theology. When trouble and suffering came, they wondered whether the Lord was real and whether He cared about them. As a result, while they continued to affirm right beliefs about God, they also sought the help of the gods of the nations. Perhaps they thought, “Why take any chances? There are many roads that lead to the same blessings–health, wealth, security, support, and happiness.”

Sometimes we also are tempted along these lines. We know the truth and trust God, but we also know that we are responsible to take action. Instead of acting in faith, we attempt to look out for ourselves. As accurate as our confessions of faith may be, our lives may be driven by other beliefs.

God declared to Israel: I am! There is no god besides me. Death and life, wounding and pain, bow to my Lordship and will serve my plans for you and for the world. Then in Jesus, God conquered death, dealt with the wounds of His people, and offered healing.

Author: David Kendall


2 Responses to “Trusting Our Theology”

  1. Barbara Says:

    September 30th, 2014 at 11:15 am

    I’m sorry for this post, but I just can’t read this without a comment.

    Matthew 7:16 & 7:20 states that we will know them by their fruit (not theology). Furthermore, fruit is defined in Galatians 5:22-23 and love is defined in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (neither carries the word “judgment”).

    Also, 1 Corinthians 13:2 indicates that “faith” goes along with love.

    Thus, we must have faith to get the Holy Spirit which allows us to ripen our fruit to the point of “love” that doesn’t judge!

    Christian theology should be the study of the Holy Bible for growing our personal relationship with God (in order that we may to improve our ability to deal with the world with Godly wisdom rather than with worldly wisdom).

    Knowledge is useless without application!

  2. Angie Cosma Says:

    October 17th, 2014 at 10:12 am

    It’s true, we must act on the word God gives us otherwise we will find it difficult to be open to God`s grace. We must realize we are human and by being so continuously make the time to be connected to God in His Word, his presence in our lives and the fellowship with others who are living in Christ. Obedience, humility, compassion, holiness, honesty and patience can only happen and be evident when it is practiced daily. Thus, listening and following Christ in everything that’s involved in our life. Progress not perfection.

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