Saturday, January 10, 2015

60IN60 Day 6 - Sat Jan 10

It's Day 6 and we're in Luke 6.

Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verse 11 - It's amazing how focused we can become on our theology and miss the obvious move of God that's right in front of our face.

- Verse 2 - It didn't violate the Mosaic Law; it violated their rules derived from the Mosaic Law.
- Verses 21-22 - I think the point is not that we are to be miserable, but that need to have a hunger and desire for things that are beyond this world.
- Verses 24-26 - We need to make sure we aren't content with the petty things that this world can offer us.

If you want to read the chapter online, here's a link.

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Your Questions:

- From reading Job:
"I should have asked this question days ago instead I just pushed it aside but it keeps nagging at me.  The way I understand this, one day the angels or members of the heavenly court (depending on the translation) came before the Lord and "Satan came with them".  This is also mentioned in Chapter 2.
Question: Why would God entertain an audience with Satan? Why would God allow Satan to enter into his presence?  I just can't understand why God would converse with Satan.  God cannot look upon sin and that's all that Satan is.  He is a liar, deceiver, accuser, etc.  Everything about him is sinful, his very nature is sin.  I just can't get my head around this."
- Good question.  I don't know that there's a direct answer in the Bible, but I'll share a few thoughts that come to mind.  1. You said that God cannot look upon sin.  That's technically not true.  The world is filled with sin and God looks upon it every day.  God cannot look upon sin approvingly.  God, however, interacts with sin and sinful situations constantly as He works to pull us out of our sin through Christ.  2. It's an open question whether Satan still has access to heaven or not.  We know he does in this Old Testament situation (Job).  It's a long story, but whether Satan still does depends on an interpretation of a particular passage in Revelation.  3. Our ideas of what heaven is really like should be altered some by phrases like we find in Revelation 12:7 - "and there was war in heaven."  Ponder that for a while!  4. Finally, the big question: why would God allow Satan into His throne room?  That's a tough one.  Two clues: a. We know one of the titles given Satan in the Bible is "The Accuser," so we can presume that part of Satan's "job" is accusing us before God; b. Stemming from the Job passage, it shows God delighting in "bragging" on His servant Job, so maybe from God's perspective He loves showing what His children are doing and how they're following Him.

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