God Is Dangerous!

Years ago I read Stephen Oates’ bibliographic account of ML King Jr., Let The Trumpet Sound: The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. In it he relates how someone once said to King:

I have a feeling the Lord has laid his hands on you, and that is a dangerous, dangerous thing!

I was reading 2 Corinthians yesterday. I was struck by this passage:

For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure (4:17).

Which lead me to think of 1 Peter 6:7:

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time.

It is not a sweet and light existence under God’s hand. It is heavy, serious, and dangerous.

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David Hayward runs the blog nakedpastor as a graffiti artist on the walls of religion where he critiques religionā€¦ specifically Christianity and the church. He also runs the online community The Lasting Supper where people can help themselves discover, explore and live in spiritual freedom.

  • http://passionatepatriotism.blogspot.com Nicholas Cardot

    What a good and serious thought!

  • mary

    thank you [again] for your words.
    I have sent them off to a friend who is having a hard time, but knows that she is making the Jesus-sanctioned choices.

    thank you.
    for taking the time and doing the work of posting.

    you make a difference.

  • http://www.dewsbery.de Victor

    You mean living dangerously like Caleb? (Joshua 14:12). At age 85 he was raring to go in and conquer the city that scared everybody else stiff.
    So what challenges are we all looking forward to?

    Yeah, more Lord!