As promised, here’s the answer to the riddle of the seemingly irrelevant images I included in my post that used the intimacy between a man and his bride as a metaphor for the level of intimacy possible with God.
“Religion is.. Intellectual knowledge of God;
Relationship is… Intimate knowledge of God.” Delve deeply into the original languages of the Bible with me and discover a surprising and obscure but utterly amazing truth about the relationship God wants to have with each of us.
Practicing devotions as a duty to fulfill;
Spending time with a Friend you are devoted to.
Religion is… Studying ABOUT God;
Relationship is… Spending time WITH God.
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Like a tender gardener, God nurtures His plants.
With a little fertilizer of the Word here, and a little water of the Spirit there. Here a trim. There a nudge. Everywhere an encouraging admonition.
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Child sacrifice. We would never think of doing something like this to our children… Or would we?