God Isn't Going to Like This (3 of 3) by Jeff Strite
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Series: The Attributes of God
OPEN: Mary Farwell of Green Castle, Missouri told of the time she was listening to her 5 year old son, Matthew, as he worked on his Speak and Spell™ computer. He was concentrating intensely, typing in words for the computer to say back to him.
Matthew punched in the word ''God.'' To his surprise, the computer said, ''Word not found.'' He tried again with the same reply. Staring at the computer in disgust he declared:
''Jesus is not going to like this!''
APPLY: My question for this morning is this: What is it that God doesn't like?
Is a point where you can end up pushing God too far?
Apparently… there is.
In the Bible we're told that this God of ours:
? Kicked Adam and Eve out of the garden
? Condemned Satan to ultimate defeat in the fires of hell
? Flooded the world destroying all but 8 people
? Came down onto tower of Babel - scattered people to the 4 winds by confusing their languages.
AND THAT was just the 1st eleven chapters of Genesis.
There's obviously a point where you can push God too far. The God of the Bible kind of reminds me of the big gentle kid we had in High School. Everybody seemed to like him. He was friendly, outgoing, and caring. You could trust him. But he was obviously a strong, powerful giant of a boy who could be somewhat imposing. I heard somebody once observe - ''you don't really want to get him mad''
Likewise, we have a God who is a loving, merciful, gentle and kind.
David describes Him this way: ''The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
''As a father has com ...
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