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Providing is only one of father’s functions. A good father guides his son to safety, and sometimes forces him there. Why? Because a child doesn’t always know what will harm him and what won’t. The child thinks he wants cookies for supper…the father knows that this would harm him. The obedient son accepts his father’s authority, even if he doesn’t understand it.
But ignorance doesn’t release child from responsibility. The father might use his authority to lay a foundation, but expects son to some day understand reasons behind his actions. The father expects his son to grow and mature…but always realize his own inferiority to father. Always ready to accept his father’s direction.
It’s same with God and us. We’re not so much commanded to accept our foolishness (or simplicity) but to realize it and accept Christ’s authority when we disagree. Sometimes this means accepting rule of Christ’s Church, and is an act of will. Sometimes, it’s forced upon us. Like when we face some disaster and wonder “How could God let this happen to me?”
This is what it means to have child-like faith. This is how we’ll enter into heaven. And this is why Bible constantly points out our foolishness. Because in shadow of God, our own intellect and knowledge of what’s good for us isn’t always focused. And more we realize it, more it becomes our duty to gain that understanding, but accept authority until we do.
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