Thursday, June 3, 2010

My Way

Frank Sinatra use to sing, "I did it my way" to the applause of thousands. And who doesn't like doing things when and how you want to do them. The problem with this kind of thinking is that we are sinful people, and our way leads to separation from God.

Mankind is sinful and often wicked. And even when we come to this conclusion personally; we want reconciliation with God on our own terms. The story of the Tower of Babel is a great example. Humanity pridefully builds toward heaven in a vain attempt to bring restoration to God. They were attempting to do it their way. And this is man's answer to reconciliation with God.

However, God's answer is much different. Instead of man moving toward heaven, heaven came down to man; not once, but twice. The first time was Christ and the second was the promised Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost.

Pentecost did what Babel could not. The Holy Spirit brought reconciliation to the irreconcilable. Pentecost brought with it the church, not a building made with human hands. Pentecost brought understanding of languages, Babel brought confusion of language. Pentecost
united the nations, but Babel divided them.

I encourage you to search your heart thoroughly toady and see if you have been doing life your way or Gods. It could make all the difference in the world.

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