Lazaroo – Friday, July 10, 2009

Jul 10, 2009 I Lazaroo.

Hold nothing back, as you pray this Lazaroo out loud:

“‘Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?’ the LORD says. ‘Yet I have loved Jacob, but Esau I have hated.’”
(Malachi 1:2-3)

So much for the old saying, “God doesn’t hate anybody.”

Obviously, You do.

I wonder what other things “everybody says” about You…

…are as wrong as this one?

I don’t want to worship a god we’ve invented to our own liking, Jesus.

I want You.

The real You. The

raw
untamed
outrageous
politically incorrect
utterly uncontrollable
King of kings and LORD of lords

You.

Because everything You do is good.

Everything You ARE is good.

Whether I understand it or not.

Whether anybody likes it or not.

So if You hate somebody…

…I guess they need to be hated.

All I ask is that You help me understand where Esau went wrong.

Because the last thing I want to do

is follow in that guy’s footsteps.

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Jeremiah 12:8; John 18:34; Job 38:1-2; Job 40:1-13; Job 42:7-8; Isaiah 45:5-7; James 1:17; Ezekiel 18:25; Isaiah 55:8-9; Revelation 17:14; Hebrews 12:22-25

What is Lazaroo?

Take Me Deeper

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4 responses so far.

  1. Jeff Says:

    For me, the message here is that God is sovereign. Me, with my caveman like mind (with apologies to Saturday Night Live), can’t understand the hate of God. All I can do is be obedient and accept the path God has laid before me.

    BTW – there is apparently two Jeff’s on this list. 🙂

  2. Jeff Says:

    “Not only that, but Rebekah’s children had one and the same father, our father Isaac. Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad—in order that God’s purpose in election might stand: not by works but by him who calls—she was told, “The older will serve the younger.” Just as it is written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”
    What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all!
    Romans 9:10-14
    It was really tough for me to understand that God hated anybody until I understood this passage, for I like many had been taught by well meaning men that God is love and therefore doesn’t hate anybody, unfortunately they were wrong. Do you know what you believe? Do you believe what you know? May God bless all who dig deep!!

  3. Jeff Says:

    “Not only that, but Rebekah’s children had one and the same father, our father Isaac. Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad—in order that God’s purpose in election might stand: not by works but by him who calls—she was told, “The older will serve the younger.” Just as it is written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”
    What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all!
    Romans 9:10-14
    It was really tough for me to understand that God hated anybody until I understood this passage, for I like many had been taught by well meaning men that God is love and therefore doesn’t hate anybody, unfortunately they were wrong. Do you know what you believe? Do you believe what you know? May God bless all who dig deep!!

  4. Jeff Says:

    “Not only that, but Rebekah’s children had one and the same father, our father Isaac. Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad—in order that God’s purpose in election might stand: not by works but by him who calls—she was told, “The older will serve the younger.” Just as it is written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”
    What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all!
    Romans 9:10-14
    It was really tough for me to understand that God hated anybody until I understood this passage, for I like many had been taught by well meaning men that God is love and therefore doesn’t hate anybody, unfortunately they were wrong. Do you know what you believe? Do you believe what you know? May God bless all who dig deep!!

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