Wednesday, July 3, 2013
How tough does it have to get
I am reading a really good book right now. "A Long Obedience in the Same Direction" by Eugene Peterson. It is challenging me and reminding me of a study I did several years ago by Beth Moore, "Stepping Up". She quoted this book a great deal in the study and piqued my interest. I have for some time been mulling it over in my head and the challenge I walked away with is sort of a dare. "I dare you to take God at His word and live your life according to His principles and commands." I really wonder what a long life lived in a manner that follows God's word would really look like. I mean really follow it without excuse!
It would be full of love, compassion, long suffering, integrity, holiness, righteousness, faithfulness, merciful, patience, kind, etc. Wouldn't you love to be around that person. What would be the down side of being with someone like this? Comment on your thoughts below.