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Bored With God?

February 3, 2017

We started this bible study at our church recently. During the first session, John Snyder asked the question, “Are we bored with God because we know him so well, or because we barely know him at all?”

That type of question will lead people to quit your bible study real fast…because they do not usually want to be confronted with bible-jagged edges like that.

You cannot read the saints in the Bible and ever imagine that they were bored with God.

“As the deer pants for the water, so my soul longs after you.”

 “Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance? …All the nations are as nothing before him, they are accounted by him as less than nothing and emptiness. To whom then will you liken God, or what likeness compare with him?”

 “I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ.”

 “And Jesus said to him, ‘Follow me.’ And leaving everything, Levi rose and followed him.”

Yet, we are bored with God. Or is it that we are bored with the God of our own making, and have never truly delved deep into knowing the God of the Bible? My guess is that we have come to love and worship a safe, self-made god. With that god, boredom sets in very quickly.

How do I know this? I know this because I can bore myself relatively quickly. So anything I make up, especially a god, will fall woefully short of being able to fulfill the deepest longing of my soul.

The God of scripture, however, that God is anything but boring. He is frightening, and stunning, and demanding, and gracious, and radical, and surprising, and forgiving, and just, and compassionate, and adventuresome, and daring.

So let me encourage you to read your Bible. It is there that you have been invited to experience a real relationship with the God of the universe, to walk with God.

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  1. Tina Powell permalink
    February 3, 2017 6:22 pm

    I am so thankful that I am finally understanding and enjoying the Old Testamemt . Never felt like the old testament applied much anymore , Now I realize how wrong I was , the battles , the triumph, the valleys , the mountains now I realize that the journey of life is so much bigger , I find myself looking for what God is doing in the big picture and how he allows me to be part of this amazing thing called life . I had to get put of myself ( so to speak ) and yes learn what isnfor the greater cause andnthe only way to learn that is in his word , seeing all types of people where they were, how God wove it all together ! It’s humbleing to know that we can all be about our Fathers buisness if only we open our eyes and get out of I , Me and mine .

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