Follow, obey, listen, serve...

Choices

Many choose not to see or hear truth especially when it gets uncomfortable


Deuteronomy 30:11-20 NKJV "The Choice of Life or Death"


John 15:5-6 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.


Our understanding of God has to do with what we choose to accept to be God. Sometimes our choices are limited due to a lack of different teaching. Most of us have been provided the Bible, but few will dig deep to discern the truth... by choice.


Change is not easy. Change is inwardly challenging. Decisions need to be made.

Introspection ~ Seeing how we see

Religious view

Many of us seek to find answers to our questions about God through the lens of a religion. We may read various books or skip the reading and ask others who are in 'the know'. Yet if we were asked, "Who is God," would we be able to give a definition that matches the Bible? Are we reading the Bible for answers?

Mainstream view

Christianity can become a social club where people mention God or Jesus. It could be a safe place to hang out, be nice, positive, and friendly which can all be great experiences. 


We can learn about God through movies, music, and friends.

Group view

As we attend Bible studies or support groups we can easily take on the view of the group or group leader. Others in the group will often interpret the Bible and can guide us toward their view.

Family view

We can learn a lot about God and religion from our parents both good and evil. Kids ask questions and will ask about God. Families are often times the source of information about church and God.


There are many differences to reflect upon and learn from regarding our spiritual development within the family system.


Kids may visit the church, but they go home with the family.


Personal view

Individually we will all come up with a view of God even if we believe there is no God, that is still a view.


No matter what our view is, since we all sin, we ought to seek correction.


2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,

Correcting our view

Each of us will have a very limited and somewhat distorted view of God due to our learning about God. 


To get the most accurate and correct view requires a focused continued pursuit of Biblical truth. 


Improvement means different. To be different we must do different. Are we willing to be different?