Friday, November 19, 2021

Square Peg in a Round Hole


With a knife, hammer and some time, it would be possible to force the square peg into the round hole pictured above, but it certainly wouldn’t come close to being like the round pegs in the round holes surrounding it. But that’s the way life is sometimes. We’re confronted with situations in which people and things weren’t made for each other and we somehow, someway need to make them all work together. The results are rarely great and often disastrous. Nowhere is this principle truer than when human beings try to live their lives apart from the God who made us. 

From the first chapter of the Bible to the last, we consistently read of a God who made people for himself, to live with him in his creation, loving him and being loved by him. This is what it means to give glory to God – to live life on his terms. But we’re all glory robbers. We take the glory God deserves and keep it for ourselves. Our glory robbing shows itself every day in words like, “I deserve…. I want…. It has to be this way. Why don’t you appreciate me?” Instead of our lives revolving around God, we try to enforce on everyone around us the idea that the world revolves around us. It really is trying to pound a square peg into a round hole. 

This weekend we’re going to study the biblical truth: “To the glory of God alone.” The phrase sounds theological, but it simply means that we live life on God’s terms and not ours. Instead of trying to steal God’s glory by pretending we’re in charge, we submit to his rule because we’ve experienced his 100% faithful love through the forgiveness of Jesus Christ. Join us for one of our services. Life on this earth is too short and eternity is too long to try and force something that can never be. 

Worship service times: Saturday: 6:00 pm, Sunday: 10:00 am.

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.