“I did not know you.”

Implied are two things:

1) you can, and should, know God in this life.

2) just because something is good or expected doesn’t mean that it is what God wants you to do with your life.

The story of Martha and Mary:
One bowed to the expected, the other bowed to the divine.

In fact, doing the expected can be a lazy way of avoiding asking the hard questions of yourself and God (What on earth am I here for?!).

Doing the expected keeps you from taking responsibility for your life’s course (Lord look at all the expected things I did in your name!).

God is more pleased by you doing something wrong in faith, than you doing nothing in fear (Jonathon taking on the Philistines, David taking on Goliath).

The opposite of courage is not cowardice. It is conformity.

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