If you don’t follow the correct order of operations, you won’t get the right answer. Such is math.
If you don’t follow the correct order of operations in the Bible, you won’t get happiness. If, for example, you fornicate before marriage or dismiss marriage or change it into something God never designed, you won’t get a good result.
Why rage against the rules of math? Why complain, “Keep your math morality to yourself. I have my own order of operations. Every man is right in his own eyes. How dare you judge my math answer?!?”
Ok, never mind. I didn’t say anything. Sorry.
But you don’t have the right answer. Math’s rules cannot be changed by the latest winds of social change. So too the Bible is right. Twist its rules to your own demise.
I have followed you for a while, but this post felt like a sanctimonious
threat from you. Perhaps it wasn’t, as I am no one’s judge, but I believe there is a better way to let people know there are unchanging rules from God and it is for our benefit to follow them. My opinion only. Keep up your good work.
Hmmmm… I sure don’t want to sound sanctimonious. thanks for the warning. I’ll try to improve in the future. thanks!
Grace is the overriding principle.
You are very right. The lay down rules must be followed in order to get the desired result. Thanks for such a great post 🙂
Good analogy! 🙂
Good analogy…I think the order of operation of faith and works is also important…we are saved by God’s grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone, and from His grace we go ahead and bear fruit that we call good works. But doing good works first imply we don’t need His grace and we can earn it by self-righteousness. Yikes! Good analogy, very good analogy for other aspect of Christian life
Wow, that’s powerful! Grace and faith first!