I got one of those solar panel phone calls today. The lady I was talking to was very nice. For a minute or so she answered all my questions just right but then she answered with a comment that didn’t make sense. It dawned on me. I wasn’t talking to a real person. I was talking to a very cleverly programmed computer. Boy, did I feel stupid.
That is the very reason the first commandment tells us not to worship any other god except Jehovah, our Heavenly Father. No matter how cunningly they are presented to us, they are ignorant and unable to do anything for us. Fearful that some might think that about the story of Jesus, Peter wrote, “We have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.” II Peter 1.
One of the truly great things about talking to our Heavenly Father is His intricate and intimate knowledge of us. He knows our likes and dislikes. He knows our quirkiness and our peccadilloes. Despite our limited knowledge of life He never makes us feel stupid. He is patient and forgiving. A huge part of our problem is we don’t know what we don’t know. However, He knows what we don’t know and is understanding when we majorly mess up. A big problem is when we know what we are doing is wrong and yet we still do it. We have all done it. We can’t claim ignorance for all our sins. But the forgiveness is still there. It is a matter of repentance.
He is faithful and just to forgive all our sins. I John 1:9. He’s the best.
Written by Roger Bothwell on November 16, 2016