We need to be reminded in our culture today, and even in our churches today,that God is not some cosmic cheerleader committed to your happiness and self-fulfillment… God is not your buddy. Jesus is not your homeboy. To call Him your homeboy is disrespectful and rude and indicates that you have not yet comprehended the greatness andthe glory of this One who died for you.
-danny akin, president of southeastern theological seminary

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we do not read about isaiah or john, when they encounter god, greeting him with a high five or a pat on the back. instead they were struck with fear, awe, and humility. even the heavenly beings cover their faces in his presence.(isaiah 6:1-7; revelation 1:17)

what would our churches be like if the god we say we “worship” were held in the high esteem and reverance his word demands?
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