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July 14, 2006 - Posted by | Daily Devotional

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  1. I understand that when one gives love all aspects may be intended, but one or more will dominate in terms of perception. Is the perception irrelevant?
    And what if the perception is less than complimentary?
    Remember Jesus loved the Pharasees so much he called them hypocrites and told them that they searched land and sea to find a single disciple and when they had found him they made him twice the son of hell that they were.

    By the way 1+1=2 only if 1 and 1 do not overlap or occupy the same space. Of course the opposite may also be argued. 2=1 if the 2 occupy the same space.

    Comment by Brian Reason | July 16, 2006 | Reply

  2. Hi Brian!

    Yep, the perception is irrelevant. We go through this life experiencing many things that our immature and limited minds cannot understand. God does and allows things to happen to us out of love that are often beyond the scope of our understanding, and yet they are done in love for our development. (Compare this to a parent punishing a child for an infraction)

    Now in regards to the point you bring up about the Pharisees, there is the perception out there that God loves everyone. There are some verses out there that are fairly contradictory of this:

    Psalms 11:5 The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

    Proverbs 16:4 The LORD hath made all [things] for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

    This along with the teaching of a righteous God casting the wicked/unsaved into a lake of fire for everlasting torment, kind of indicates that God doesn’t necessarily love everyone even though He commands us to.

    God has made specific guidelines for us to follow, but is not necessarily bound by them Himself.

    I gave up a long time trying to make rules for God 🙂

    Hope this makes sense,

    -j

    Comment by bereans | July 17, 2006 | Reply


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