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I am a crazy woman, funny and carefree but type A and anal all at the same time. I have two daughters and a Father who's a King...what more do I need?! My goal on this planet is to help His bride: literally (I plan weddings for a living!) and spiritually (I occasionally offer words of wisdom to loved ones...) Bless us all on this journey!

Jesus and His Girl

Jesus and His Girl

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Freedom

How's this for an explanation of Freedom in the Christian walk? Chew on the following idea: Satan did not put the fruity temptation in the Garden, God did. Because without choices (even bad ones) there's no true freedom; God loved us enough and wants us to choose Him so badly that He's even willing to deal with our bad choices if it means they'll bring us closer to Him...which is where true freedom really lies. Huh. God put temptation there, on purpose. I've been chewing on that for 2 weeks now...

5 comments:

Elizabeth F. said...

I haven't really thought about that in a while. Temptation there on purpose. Huh! Which is funny, cause usually with our kids we keep the temptation away b.c we want to make it easy for our kids to obey. (At least I do.) And maybe that will change as they get older and have some self-control... That brings a lot of weight to the "Why did God let that happen to me?" question, don't you think. If God allows things to happen to us, to test us, then we can make choices from that situation...

Jenny W said...

and i've always thought "why did God banish Satan to earth, and then of all the planets to put humans on He chose, um, earth." this answers that question. he loved those stupid humans enough to give them freedom, and FOR HIM the cost for that meant GIVE THEM CHOICES. i just always thought "wow you'd think He woulda known He was askin for trouble, isn't He smarter than that?" guess what. He did know, and He did it anyway. THAT'S mercy.

Liz said...

My hubby always told the youth group "Never mistake righteousness for lack of opportunity" If we didn't have temptation than we wouldn't have the chance to make the right choice. This proves that God is not a dictator because as much as He wants His best for us, He will not force it on us! Good post, Jenny!

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Anonymous said...

Of course He did.He made sex sooo enjoyable,the tells us "NO"!!, not outside of marriage.He made beer taste good,then said NO to it as well.God wants us to be obedient and if He hadn't created temptations to cause us to fall,Jesus wouldn't have had to die for our sins because we wouldn't be sinning without choices(temptation).