“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not my ways. This is the Lord’s declaration.” Isaiah 55:8
I have thoroughly enjoyed this 90 day devotional. It is not only biblically sound, it is challenging. I have already used some of the daily readings for openings at our church committees and Bible studies. In fact, I liked it so much that I have already ordered a previous book by Nik Ripken, “The Insanity of God” from our local library.
Ripken’s point is that God’s ways are so different from ours that what he asks of us might actually be considered insane, by human standards. God is different, and we, as His followers, should also be different. We are called to love the world and sacrifice for its’ people in a way that is extravagant and outlandish. Can you do this?
Maybe you think you’re not qualified. Well, think again. God takes pleasure in calling people who are inadequate. You may be unqualified — but God is able and He wants you to be part of His work in the world.
Through his writing Ripken seeks to lead readers to:
- Consider the story of God encountered in Scripture
- Learn that God is still very much at work today
- Give voice to God’s clear demand for obedience that applies to EVERY PERSON who follows Jesus — yes, that means you and me!
VERDICT: Definitely 5 stars. I highly recommend it.
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