Top factors why man can’t Rest in or Experience God:
Man has an insatiable desire to have answers instead of Faith.
Man has an idea that he must prove rightness over live compassionately.
Man has the idea that he must look out for himself instead of Rest in Gods Love.
Man listens to the never ending and demanding god of MORE and assumes MORE will create enough to finally be what he isn’t.
Man finds comfort in rules or laws that he is told will make him “good” or at least good enough to fit in with like minded sinners.
Time and again and even in the words of Jesus we see the spiritual truth that people who find the kingdom of God are almost always if not always those who are uncomfortable enough to have to seek it!
“Looking at his disciples, he said:
“Blessed are you who are poor,for yours is the kingdom of God.
Blessed are you who hunger now,for you will be satisfied.
Blessed are you who weep now,for you will laugh.
Blessed are you when people hate you,when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil,because of the Son of Man.” – Luke 6:20-22
Something to keep in mind here – these words were spoken to the most legalist people on earth at that time. People who followed the law were never “insulted” or “excluded” – to the contrary – they were held in high esteem.
When you Truly follow Christ, the law ends as “Christ is the end of the law for All who believe” and that is why many were considered “evil because of the Son of Man” – Jesus taught, ate, slept, lived, breathed and died GraceFully saying “Love” over law!