And we will never truly comprehend the entire capacity of God’s love for us. I mean… who would give up their own child for the entire existence of mankind? We ought to be thankful that such grace exists and He calls us to come, just as we are.
God commands us to love him with all of our minds. He calls us to diligent discipleship. We are called to meditate on his word day and night. Our errors in theology are rooted in our pride and our slothfulness. We are satisfied with sloppy views of God. We are comfortable with idols. It is our fallen nature to prefer the idols to the real God. Idols are lifeless and worthless. But they are also harmless. That is why we are comfortable with them. We make our own idols. What we make, we own; and what we own, we can control. We did not make God. We cannot control him. That makes us uncomfortable.
R. C. Sproul
Edit: Talking about this with @awho10. In general idols are harmful. What does he mean in this context? That they don’t have power over us in comparison with Christ? They’re worthless and can’t give us satisfaction? Idols aren’t real but make promises they can’t keep? What do you guys think?
If today, Christmas, is going to be a struggle, whether it’s difficult relatives, loneliness, anxiety, depression, eating disorder, arguments, and so on, remember this: you are loved, you are cherished, you are adored, by the Father. His Son was born today and the same love He has for His child, He has for you too. May you all be blessed today.
No matter how dark or how hard things are right now, when you surrender all to Christ, and trust in God wholeheartedly. Know this, that God is going to change this situation around for His Glory and your good. Don’t worry about it. God is in control, and taking care of it. God bless you.
Lord, here I am down on my knees, surrendering all I have, desperate for you. With my arms stretched wide, I know You hear me as I cry. So will You speak to me now? Yes, I surrender it all. I want to know you more.
Like a rushing wind, Jesus breathe within me. Lord will You have Your way in me? Lord, have Your way in me.