Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dangerous

Is God dangerous? Read these insights from the Book of Ezekiel from  Tony Reinke at Desiring God:
,,,the living God of the universe is untamable. He’s good, but he isn’t safe. Try to subdue him, and you might lose an arm, or worse.
The living God of the Old Testament roars like a lion (Isaiah 31:4Jeremiah 25:30;Hosea 11:10Joel 3:16Amos 1:2).
The living God of the New Testament is the Lion of Judah (Revelation 5:5).
As Michael Horton says, “Nobody today seems to think that God is dangerous. And that is itself a dangerous oversight.”
It’s dangerous because before we yawn at God, we must first replace the majestic, holy, awesome Tiger of Scripture with a domesticated kitten, conformed to the standards of the world, measured by the yardstick of political correctness. Who wants a God who roars, who threatens, who judges? Why not rather fashion a god in our taste — a friendly god we can pet, leash, and export for popular appeal?
The book he references in the post is Yawning At Tigers: You Can't Tame God, So Stop Trying by  Drew Dyck. I think I want to read it.