We must be weaned off of dependence on man. We must first learn to cry out to the One who will never turn a deaf ear to our cries. If men can only help us partially with limited resources and wisdom, and yet God can help us 24/7 with unlimited resources and wisdom, than why would we ever depend on man rather than God?
Below is a poem Mack quotes in the sermon:
God Knows What He’s About
When God wants to drill a man,
And thrill a man, and skill a man,
When God wants to mold a man
To play the noblest part;
When He yearns with all His heart
To create so great and bold a man
That all the world might be amazed,
Watch His methods; watch His ways.
How He ruthlessly perfects
Whom He royally elects!
How He hammers him and hurts him
And with mighty blows converts him
Into trial shapes of clay
That only God understands,
While his tortured heart is crying,
And he lifts beseeching hands!
How He bends but never breaks
When his good He undertakes.
How He uses whom He chooses,
And with every purpose fuses him;
By every act induces him
To try His splendor out—
God knows what He’s about!
Session #6 from Fellowship Conference New England