Then he sticks out his hand and says, “Oh, by the way, I want to meet you. I’m Tom Hicks.” Wow. If Tom Hicks said that, I don’t know about you, but I’d think Hey, I can count that money. Tom Hicks! This guy is loaded. He is a heavy hitter, he’s a player, he owns the team. He owns the Rangers, too, so I mean he’s good for the cash.
What do we do? In this life we look for vendors. We look for vendors and we look for pleasure and we look for fun fixes and trinkets and toys that vendors are selling—from vendors who have no authority, who have no resources, who have no bank account, who have no stuff, to make our lives happen and we miss talking to the source. I’m talking about the One. God has got the stuff to equip us to live the kind of lives that we’re designed to live. That’s what we do. And we miss the revelation of God.
It’s About Obedience, not Deviance
So it’s about revelation, absolute truth, it’s not about legislation. So if we believe, now watch this, if we believe that the Bible is the revelation from God, it reflects the character and nature of God, what’s the next step? Well the next step is very simple. If we believe it we should do what it says. Revelation should segue into obedience. The second thing is we should understand is that it’s about obedience, not deviance.
Now, throughout this series on uncertainty we have talked about the fact that God has a plan for our lives. Remember last time I said, Awesome!, awesome! If you missed it, pick it up. Buy the tape. We talked about God having an awesome plan for everybody’s life. An awesome agenda. And if we could see God’s agenda we could not believe it.