TIme for a Great Cartoon! (significance)

26 Feb

Screen Shot 2014-12-12 at 9.08.12 PMMan suffers from two equally fallacious mental tendencies:  (1) to see ourselves as the center of the universe, to deify ourselves, to use all our energy to manipulate circumstances and others to focus on us, or (2) to see ourselves as insignificant, as pawns in an infinite cosmos, of no ultimate value to anyone.   Both self-deification and self-denigration are equally sinful.

The Bible teaches that we are made in the image and likeness of God, that we are invited into His family to become co-heirs with Christ, that our lives matter greatly.  Though fallen, we are redeemable and can find forgiveness and cleansing for our wrong-doings.

The greatness of the universe is a commentary on the bigness of God and the smallness of man who seeks to take God’s place.  But the Bible says we are of great value to God.  Calvin, as he gazed up into the vast expanse of the universe, should have worshiped not himself or the creation, but the Creator, don’t you think?

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Posted by on February 26, 2015 in significance


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One response to “TIme for a Great Cartoon! (significance)

  1. Adrian Renee

    February 26, 2015 at 7:20 am

    If one finds himself or herself suffering from one of the fallacious mental tendencies, what might the solution be? Man is created by God and for God that we might enjoy him forever. Relationship equates to abiding in Him; however, many tend to abide in Christ alone without interpersonal relationships. Man is created to fellowship with God and others, but this is not always the case. Social media has been substituted for genuine relationships and interactions among individuals. In a world of technology, singles are more likely to become pawns in an infinite cosmos. Hearing words such as we are your leaders not your friends does resonate as insignificant. People can embrace God’s love and simultaneously assume impersonal roles when involved with others. Outside of God, man has no significance. Significance is only found in, through, and with God. We are created to know Him and to make Him known. It’s definitely not about us.


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