Do We Tremble?

It was another one of those interchanges on Facebook that caught me by surprise. An acquaintance posted a piece about women in the church, taking on the roles that only men should fill. I suggested that what needs to happen is a return to the biblical roles of men and women as described in Scripture. The acquaintance passed that off as being too simple for such a complicated situation.

I was stunned. Why do I allow myself to be stunned like that? Why am I shocked when I see those who are supposedly strong believers discount the word of God, our only rule for faith and practice, so easily?

I mentioned all this to Heidi, and she quoted me our Bible verse of the day. “But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of contrite spirit, and who trembles at My word” (Isaiah 66:2). She pointed out that very few tremble at God’s word.

We don’t. We read it. We talk about it. We might even study it. But do we truly tremble at God’s word when we come to it? Do we respect it so greatly that even when it says something we don’t like, we accept it with reverence and fear as from the LORD?

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  1. Facebook is made to facilitate strong emotional responses. It was originally a means to judge who was “cooler” based on their photograph. From this inauspicious beginning, the social engineers at Facebook have continued to refine the model. It makes even good people into that bad company that corrupts.

    This is not a “legalistic” condemnation, i.e. a person is “bad” for being there. Rather it is an objective assessment of the nature of that particular “club”.

    It stuns me less that people don’t see it for what it is, but rather that so many make excuses for it and go there anyway.

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