Friday, August 30, 2013

Isaiah 10:15

"Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood."
Isaiah 10:15

Another scripture that we probably don't enjoy likening to ourselves, but still an interesting one to think about. Sometimes I don't think that we comprehend the magnificent vastness of the difference between ourselves and God. And mostly that is okay; it helps us relate to him as our Father and helps us not be overwhelmed by our own insignificance. ... But perhaps sometimes (today?) we *should* remember, just so we don't get overconfident and prideful. Let's remember that God is, well... God. And we're cool, don't get me wrong... we have the potential to be cool, at least. But think of all that God does, and is... and are we even a fraction of a smidgeon of that yet? Not really. Sometimes the best we can do in some of our work here is stop fighting God. Stop the rebelliousness. I don't think that he actually uses us as tools most of the time unless we are willing to be a tool to help someone else... but the analogy still works. Compared to God, we are just hammers and axes. Things that have the potential to cause change, but without the wisdom to direct ourselves.Today, let's remember the difference, and then let's team up with God, so that we CAN make a difference, with his help... and eventually learn how to be more than we are.

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