Good Morning April 16

Yesterday I wrote about using our creativity to glorify God rather than man. The problem, however, is that the kind of life that glorifies God is completely opposite that of our fallen nature. A life of humility doesn’t win elections. Turning the other cheek, and loving one’s enemy doesn’t seem to be the way to win battles. Washing smelly feet is downright unpleasant. Willingly sacrificing one’s time, resources, and even life for the good of another looks like too high of a price to pay. Yet this is the life to which Christians are called. We must admit that we do it very imperfectly. Our own fallen nature gets in the way more often than we like to admit. Yet this doesn’t change the truth of the life to which we are called. We can only humble ourselves before God in repentance, ask for forgiveness, and His grace to begin again. The Prophet Micah wrote “He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?”(6:8)