Thursday, 7 November 2013

Making God our pet

Job 42:5 - "Can you make a pet of him (God) like a bird or put him on a leash for your girls?"

This verse alone is enough to make us think seriously about how we treat God. It is very easy to make God our "pet" - a play thing to keep us amused for a while and then neglected until tomorrow. Of course there are a few of you who treat your pets like family, but Job wasn't referring to "pet" in a positive light. In his time, pets were kept by some people, but it was all about having control and authority over the animal or bird. The danger of making God our pet is that we believe we get to control Jesus and not the other way around.

Worth thinking about, I think? Your thoughts?

Living in Grace

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