Biting Off More Than We Can Chew
Numbers 16:7b: . . . ye take too much upon you, . . .
Whenever we try to take charge of what God wants to be in charge of we bite off more than we can chew. Whatever God wants to be in charge of, He is qualified to be in charge of. Whatever God wants to be in charge of, He deserves to be in charge of. Whatever God wants to be in charge of, He should be in charge of. Whatever God wants to be in charge of, He can do a better job with it than we can. Faith finds out what God wants to be in charge of and puts Him in charge of it.
Luke 19:14: But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.
In that verse we find some of the most important types given in the Bible. The citizens who hated are a type of unrepentant sinners. The one they hate is a type of God the Father. The one they refuse to obey is a type of the Lord Jesus. Their hatred and disobedience are types of the attitude of unrepentant sinners.
Disobedience is not faith. Faith without obedience is not faith.
God knows best what we can be in charge of. He knows what He can safely delegate to us and it isn*t really very much. We cannot see or control the tiniest little things like atoms, electrons and neutrons. We cannot see the movement of electricity. God is a spirit. He created those tiny little things, He sees them and He can control them. We cannot see spiritual things even as well as we might see those tiny things, so why should we believe we can be in charge of spiritual things? We cannot see spiritual battles so we cannot possibly fight them without being in the charge and control of God. A mortal man trying to win spiritual victories in his own power would be like a blind man trying to hit a baseball that he can*t reach.
No matter how wise and mature we become as Christians, we will always be like helpless little children in the care of their wise, powerful and loving Father. The wisest and most mature Christians are the ones who best understand their TOTAL dependence upon God.
Matthew 18:4-5: Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Mark 10:15: Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
The older we get and the more we have been in charge of, the harder it is for us to think and behave like we are just little children of God who need Him to be in charge of everything.
Care to discuss Biting Off More Than We Can Chew with Ron?