Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Trust in the Machine

It is easy sometimes to trust in our organizations, our strategies, our programs . It is comfortable to think, if we just get the machine, the organization, running right, it will accomplish our purposes. We can adopt this attitude in the political realm. We can also adopt it in the church realm. But can our organizations guarantee the accomplishment of our ends any more than the horses and chariots of the Egyptians could save the Israelites from their enemies (Isaiah 31:1)? Now I am not claiming we should never organize or should not do it well if we do it. But we must trust in the power of God rather than our organization or our methodologies (Psalms 127:1,2; 37:3-5; Proverbs 3:5,6). If not, our organizational ability will prove to be a reed that will break off in our hands (Ezekiel 29:6,7).

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