Rejecting God's Plan
- Fear instead of faith
- Religious pretension instead of genuine devotion to God
- Stubbornness instead of a repentant heart
- Reliance on self instead of reliance on God
- Personal ease instead of the glory of God
The rich young ruler did the same thing: What must I do to inherit eternal life (Mark 10:17)? Jesus gave him the answer and he walked away. Did he really want eternal life? How sad when we try to make God fit our own experience instead of letting God shape us, as the potter shapes the clay.