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Just Mike

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Kyle Idleman in his book GRACE IS GREATER on page 43 says" The more people obsess over issues that clearly fall under the umbrella of theological interpretation or opinion, the more likely it is they're trying to keep Jesus from getting too personal in some area."

 

This got me to thinking about how much time I spend in theological issues, but not so much about Jesus Christ and the Grace that He has given me.

 

I am wondering what some of you other think about this?

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As with most everything I think there should be a healthy balance, or better yet even a fusing of the two.

We should always be ready to make a defense for the faith (1 Peter 3:15) and we also should always be in fear/worship of God or what I would call a worship focused mindset on God throughout the day (Proverbs 23:17).

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