“I’ve heard the contrition of Ephraim. Yes, I’ve heard it clearly, saying, ‘You trained me well. You broke me, a wild yearling horse, to the saddle. Now put me, trained and obedient, to use. You are my God.” --Jeremiah 31:18 (The Message)
Lexi isn’t a working dog. We didn’t train her to do a job. We taught her to walk for her own sake, for her physical exercise and mental stimulation. We Christians are training to do a job, whatever work God is calling us to do. God teaches us obedience so he can put us to use. We learn to walk in faith for our own sakes, yes; God teaches us to walk in faith so we can know peace, hope, and love. But that isn’t all. Together we’re working for God’s kingdom.