I don’t blog often – I prefer to write when I have a message which I believe should remain in print. No doubt, the best thing I could do would be to just post Scripture, since the Word of God is characterized as dynamite (“power” in Romans 1:16), a sledgehammer and a blast furnace (Jeremiah 23:29), a floodlight (Psalm 119:105) and the cycle of rainfall on the earth (Isaiah 55:10-11).
In fact, I was meditating on the former passage when it set my mind to working…
Isaiah 55:8-11, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
God doesn’t think like us, and most of the time, unfortunately, we don’t think like Him. This is what has been troubling me lately as I have seen quotes like this repeated in various forms from many believers:
“The Westminster Shorter Catechism says: ‘The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.’ John Piper says it might be more accurate to say: ‘The chief end of man is to glorify God BY enjoying Him forever.’”