Often times when the Christian thinks about doing righteous work, they shrink back in a sort of fear. When we think to ourselves, “On the one hand not doing righteous work makes it seem as if I am not Christian, because Christians do righteous things. On the other hand saying I need to do righteous works seems to add onto the gospel and diminish its message of a free gift.” These two things coexist.
I can hear it now, the screams of all those people who grew up actually believing that they chose God of their own free will. “What do you mean I didn’t choose God?! You mean to tell me God has complete sovereignty over his creation?! This can’t be!!!!” Before you come undone let’s discuss this topic.
What do you think of when you think of the word “theology”? For me, thoughts of scholars, books, rich vocabulary, and The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer come rushing into my head. But is theology merely scholarly work? Is the importance of it to have great outwardly knowledge? By no means! Theology is the way in which we know and express God. It influences our relationships, worldview, and our worship.
I’m often viewed as the guy who always has to have a deep theological discussion on just about anything (and I kinda like that view). I wanna find the theology in everything. But somethings just aren’t worth it. Somethings are not “a hill to die on” so to speak.