Thursday, October 20, 2011

Are You A Smuggler?

HT: Itsabeautifulgospel

A great post from Dan Orr. Thanks Dan, I needed to hear this. 

Are you a smuggler?

Answer:  Yes, you are a smuggler.
Psalm 62:2 says, “He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress;  I shall not be greatly shaken.”

He only…  
If you are anything like me, and you are (because you are human), you do not fully believe that He only is your rock and salvation.  We all smuggle something else into the equation.  For example, I may say that He only is my rock and salvation, but really it’s He + me being a good dad.  Or, it could be He + being able to pay my bills (+ knowing the future…  + having a husband/wife…  + having your dream job, etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc).  We are master smugglers.  We smuggle in anything and everything into the He only equation, and thereby rob ourselves of experiencing the only great treasure – God Himself.  So, if you recognize you are a smuggler, pray like David did in Ps. 61:2, “Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”  Repent of your additions and ask God to give you a heart that treasures Christ alone. 

1 comment:

  1. Amen! Only when we realize that without Him, we can do nothing, will His light, love, power and wisdom shine through us. Salvation is a free gift -- when we try to add good works, it negates His grace. It's as if a benefactor wanted to give us a Mercedes Benz and we offered him a penny in exchange -- it would be pitiful and insulting. So it is with our "righteousness," which is like filthy rags.
    Laurie Collett, Saved by Grace