Oh, The Arrogance…

By Patrick Hawthorne

out-of-order

Have you ever had someone say something or do something that made your spirit do a little  leap to  where you knew, without doubt, that our Heavenly Father just got your attention?  My blogger friend, Wally Fry, did just that through a small written statement in a series he is doing on the Book of James.  It made such an impact on me that I stopped what I was doing to post a little snippet of what he wrote. It might mean nothing to you personally but serves as a minor course correction for me.

Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. (James 4:13-16)

Wally wrote:

“It almost seems as if James has taken a change of direction here, as he moves on to another subject. Now the subject is the audacity of a group of men and their plan making without considering the plans and wishes of God in those plans.”    Wally Fry

How many times have we, the Body of Christ Jesus, in our unintended arrogance made plans to do this or that without first having the common courtesy of considering the plans and wishes of our Lord in those plans?  Something to think about, isn’t it?  Be blessed.

For the rest of Wally’s post click on the following:

https://truthinpalmyra.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/faith-in-action-when-our-plans-are-not-gods-plans-2/comment-page-1/#comment-54288

 

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6 comments on “Oh, The Arrogance…
  1. Wally Fry says:

    Good stuff, Patrick. It’s awesome to see the Spirit moving among us, isn’t it? What a way to know He is as real as the very computer we type these words on!

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  2. yes sir… and also, our little teaching blogs can have just as much an impact as standing behind a pulpit.

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  3. SLIMJIM says:

    “How many times have we, the Body of Christ Jesus, in our unintended arrogance made plans to do this or that without first having the common courtesy of considering the plans and wishes of our Lord in those plans?”
    Guilty. I think over the years God has made me more sensitive about this

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  4. Amen! Somebody smart once told me, “figure out what the Father is doing and ask if you can help.” I too used to have a great many plans and little or no awareness of what God Himself was up to. Needless to say, His plans are always going to be better than mine, so it makes much more sense to watch what He is doing and to join with Him.

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