But I Could Be Wrong . . .

Evidently Carl Sagan is famous for making the statement “But I could be wrong”. Well there is a band wagon that I could jump onto! I don’t believe that I’m wrong about Jesus, about who He is or why God our heavenly Father sent Him and what Jesus accomplished for us. I don’t believe that I’m wrong about any of that, but there are an awful lot of normal day to day things, especially with those whom I interact with, that I could be wrong on.

My knowledge about all the vital facts is limited, my comprehension about all of the circumstances involved is limited and my ability to make fair and just decisions or judgements is obviously limited. Key word there, if you haven’t noticed it by now is . . . “Limited” and that would be me.

Most of the time I have enough problems just trying to comprehend why I do what I do, or think what I think or say what I say, let alone comprehend what others are doing. The short story is that I desperately need God to guide me in literally everything that I encounter, including myself. And me using the word “desperately” is not an over exaggeration. I don’t know if any of you are like me, that longingly look back to how things were before Adam and Eve blew it. Where “Father know best” reigned supreme and literally nothing was questioned. Take about life being a lot more simpler then, it literally had to have been!

When God created us in His image, I’m thinking He gave us many of His abilities, like to love, to have joy and laughter, to experience fellowship with Him, but He would still be God and we would still be His creation. God the Creator and mankind His creation. We two are not one and the same, similar but different. There is that dependency factor there that needs to be acknowledged, not just because it is a reality but also because it is how love is manifested between God the Creator and us, His creation. But we need to understand that, realize it’s worth, understand the source from where it all comes from. Only God is good. Jesus said that and I can identify with the truth of that reality.

I am reminded of the Sermon on the Mount, (Matthew 5:1-12 NASB) where Jesus uttered the Beatitudes about the various “blessed are” statements, such as “poor in spirit”, “those who mourn”, those who are gentle and those who “hunger and thirst for righteousness”. I know that I am poor in spirit (lacking), I do mourn for what can and will be versus what currently is, while we are in these bodies and I long for that gentleness spoken of and demonstrated by Jesus, to reside within me and I do hunger and thirst for God’s righteousness to be part of me, to be complete in me, always, like He is and always will be.

When Jesus said that without Him we could do nothing, that is the difference between how we are and how He is that I believe He is talking about. We literally live and breathe in Him. It’s a return to the way that Eden was that Jesus is taking us to, yet once again.

I’m going to leave you with the following observations provided to us by a man named J. Veron McGee, This is his observation about the Bible, in particular, Genesis and Revelation.

I don’t know about you but I long for that restoration. That child like dependency and trust, that love that surpasses understanding. That knowing of completeness, as indeed I am known. All this, every bit of it, is what I believe, awaits us who believe in Jesus, the Son of the living God.

I may be wrong about a lot of things, which I frequently give evidence of, but I am not wrong in this. Indeed, like the Apostle Paul quoted: “but just as it is written, “THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND which HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.” (1 Corinthians 2:9 NASB)

Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!

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  1. Good piece, Bruce. “I may be wrong” might be a nice expression of humility, but it’s OK to be certain about a few things, the most important things. And the Gospel is one of those important things we can’t afford to be wrong about.

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    • Hi Annie, I ardently agree and if the post came across as though that was an uncertain area, which I thought that I had covered by what I stated that I did know, then the error was on my part. I realize that me stating “I don’t believe that I’m wrong about Jesus, about who He is or why God our heavenly Father sent Him and what Jesus accomplished for us.” is a broad statement but in my mind, when I wrote it, that covered a lot. And you’re correct, perhaps I should have stated that clearer and I am really glad that you pointed that out. The Gospel of Jesus Christ, in its totality, is in my mind, carved into stone. It is the reason why I believe, what I believe. God’s blessings to you and yours Annie and thank you again for pointing that out.

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    • I agree but I’m thinking that even that “love” is a gift that God literally works through us. Problem being that far too often, there is too much of me in play in myself instead of Jesus in me. I’m thinking that God is still working on that area in me. Time is short, I really need to focus. Blessings!

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