Every page we think we’ve “turned” opens on another. We humans are desperately trying to prove how much we have grown up. The result has been massive embarrassment. Juvenile greed and understanding is widespread. Life is for learning amidst a lot of hugging and bugging, aging and eventually disengaging. We live, love and die. The minute we stop learning the truth about our destiny and show ourselves victorious we lose our way.
The tendency to quickly say “I got it” or “I get it” is fatally dangerous.
Hewn by design
O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away. (4) Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth. (5)Hosea 6:4-5
Prophetic work is not only building up. It also exposes folly and pulls down silly fantasies. Beware the gold medal followers of God who did not even lace up!