I just LOVE the reality that so many of the PA Turnpike rest stops have a Starbucks! Yes! I enjoyed two cups on the way to the Basics Conference and one cup on the way back. Now I realize that many people (I am guessing the majority) don't simply order a straight up cup of coffee at Starbucks. But that is the ONLY thing I order. I like coffee undefiled (OK ... I admit I put a "dash" of creamer or milk in ... but that's it!). Now do I look down my coffee mug at those who prefer to have their Starbucks coffee in some other way? Of course I don't (unless I am standing in line where the three people ahead of me all order "specialty" drinks and only one person is working behind the counter doing their best to multitask!). Just because you like your coffee differently than I like mine is no big deal in the grand scheme of things!
This is NOT the biblical worldview. Scripture is clear that there exists a moral Lawgiver who is none other than our creator. And the laws he gives us to live by are not meant to keep us from having fun. No! God is not some cosmic kill joy intent on crushing us under his almighty thumb. Not at all. He gives us these moral laws for our own good (Deuteronomy 10:12-13). My friends, man is NOT autonomous (self-governing). We live under the authority of the God who made us and keeps us. And when we go about our lives using his Word as our compass .... then we find the joy and fulfillment that we were meant to experience.
The day is fast approaching when we all will answer to him for the moral choices we have made in this life (Romans 3:19 and Romans 14:12). Are YOU ready to give an account to Him? Check out Two Ways to Live: The Choice We All Face.
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