September 24, 2010 | 11:40 am
Friday – Wired for God
I’m intrigued by the close of Luke 16. The rich man in Hades (Thursday’s blog) is concerned about his family. Therefore he tries to persuade Abraham to raise a person from the dead and send him to his brothers so he can “tell them the score and warn them so they don’t end up here.” (verse 28, The Message) Abraham’s response is fascinating: “If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone raises from the dead.” (verse 31) They don’t need a grand show of power to know what’s important. No big healing. No raising from the dead. Just the words of God from those who came before them. It is as if we’re wired for God and don’t need bright lights and a big show to get the point. As it says in Romans, “what the law requires is written on their hearts.” (2:15) Getting in touch with God is getting in touch with what God has already placed within us.