Welcome to this series of devotional posts based on ‘Roots & Wings’ an integrative Bible study for discipleship, written by Pastor Edmund Chan, our guest speaker at RISE, QB Convention 2015. Our thoughts will be based around five areas: our human weakness, the resulting problem, the radical re-orientation, the critical need, and the empowered life of Roots & Wings.
TOPIC: Let God be God (Biblical Theology)
Our human weakness: We don’t trust God (Luke 18:9-14)
In Jesus’ day the Pharisees were proud of their religious acts and looked down on others. They trusted in their actions to gain favour with God. Jesus challenged the common understanding by praising the tax collector who was aware of his sin but in humility threw himself on the grace of God. With what posture do we come before our God and Saviour?