ble say what it says. And I need to be okay with not having all the answers. He is God. We are His creation. He can do with us whatever He pleases in order to bring about His good and righteous plan. His desires and plans take precedence over ours. That’s what it means for God to be God, and that’s what it means for us to be servants of the King. He carries out His will and uses us to do it.
The Psalms contain the full spectrum of human emotion and passion poured out before God in song: love, anger, wrath, guilt, repentance, lament, happiness, blessing, cursing, prospering, lacking, fear, hope, peace, praise, adoration, thanksgiving, and any and every other disposition, affliction, or perspective that is felt and contained in the human experience.
The Kingdom of God is the new reality that we must press in to. It’s not something that we are awaiting to come, it has already come. It’s not some flickering hope in the dim future, it’s currently within our grasp now.
At some point, we are going to have to address issues that we ourselves have difficulty understanding and adhering to, we will inevitably call people to be obedient to a standard that we ourselves fall short of, and we will give advice and instruction to our churches that we need a healthy dose of ourselves. But this shouldn’t cause us to shy away from preaching the Word of God in all its fullness.
If the end to which we were created is to revel in joy at the glory of God, then for the doctrines of grace to land on us any other way means that we don’t quite fully understand them.