But he's good. He's the King, I tell you.”
We wrestle with doctrine and theology until our minds are satisfied. We can't rest as long as there are unraveled threads we cannot comprehend. And there are always threads.
So we reinvent Him. The Lion of Judah is reduced to a tabby cat.
The Bible calls this apostasy. When men cannot fathom Jehovah and his ways, they give up and make him into their own image. They tame him.
- Do you ever feel the need to apologize for God?
- Do you skip passages that make you uncomfortable and don't mesh with your adopted doctrinal statement?
- Do you harbor pet sins, assuring yourself that God understands and knows you're "working on it?"
Unless we are willing to hear the mighty roar of a righteous God, unless we are willing to entrust ourselves to those claws that could tear us apart if they chose to, unless we are willing to face Him as the Lion of Judah we can never truly know Him as the Lamb of God. That tabby cat you're worshiping has no power to save you from anything.