Friday, September 7, 2007


If you really know how adorable, how attractive, how glorious God and His Gift, could you reject, resist, or ignore it?

There are those who teach that even we know how glorious the Trustworthiness of God, because of our freedom of choice, we could still refuse to trust Him!

They teach that the Captivating Glory of God will not attract everyone who beholds it. They teach that there are those who know God’s Supreme Worth, but they will not accept, or receive Him.

God’s Word, however, tells us that there are those who do not obey and believe – who reject, or ignore God and His Gift – not because they see the Great Value of the Gospel and choose to refuse it, but because they do not see “the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (2 Cor. 4:4, ESV).

The unbelievers are spiritually blind. They fail to have at least a glimpse of God’s Compelling Beauty. They do not know the Glorious Worth of what is set before them.

Paul wrote, “And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God” (2 Cor. 4:3-4, NIV).

It is NOT “unfathomable” or “unbelievable,” therefore, why there are those who refuse to follow God, or reject His Irresistible Gift. They do not see or grasp the Divine Beauty.

But if you see, or know the Glorious Goodness of God and His gift, will you ignore or reject it? Would you be repulsed by the Divine Attractiveness?

The Son of God answers, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water" (John 4:10, NIV).

“If you knew…” -- instead of resisting, rejecting, or ignoring, not only you will be willing to receive or accept, but – “you would have asked him” – you would have asked for His Glorious Gift. Not only you would be attracted and believe the Giver, but you would proclaim His Awesome Goodness and Greatness to others (John 4:28-29).

If God healed you of your spiritual blindness and let you see “light of the gospel of the glory of Christ,” or if He has poured out his love into your heart by the Holy Spirit (Rom. 5:5), you will not be forced by intimidation to trust God or accept His Gift, but you will be compelled by love for His Irresistible Glory!

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