Archive for November, 2011

THERE IS A RIGHT WAY TO DO THINGS

Posted: November 25, 2011 in Faith
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I haven’t written anything here in a while. Actually I’ve only written one article here. That too ages ago about my first trip to Japan. But I was reading something in the Bible last week and thought I should write about it.

I Chronicles 13:9-10

When they came to Chidons threshing floor, Uzza put out his hand to hold the ark, for the oxen stumbled. Then the anger of the Lord was aroused against Uzza, and He struck him because he put his hand to the ark; and he died there before God.When I read this I felt like, wow, that’s pretty strict!! He was only trying to hold it because it was going to fall down right? Why should he die for doing that? Isn’t that unfair? Then I read the next few chapters and I came to this verse.

I Chronicles 15:13

For because you did not do it the first time, the Lord our God broke out against us, because we did not consult Him about the proper order.

There is a right way to do something and wrong ways of doing it. The wrong ways are

  • When we do whatever we want or whatever we feel like doing or
  • When we assume that this is what God wants us to do without asking him and reading his word to find out.

Whether it’s something personal or something we want to do for God through Church or any other way, there is only one right way to do something – Ask God, read His Word and obey it.

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