[S7: the gift of mercy. S7 with minus sign: receptivity to another’s mercy, God’s in this case.]
Motivational DNA calls S7 Intuitive Alignment and Fulfillment. S7 in its fullness has designed an ecosystem that is self-complete, needing nothing else to define it; it is aligned so that everything within intuitively knows how to coexist in harmony with other things within the domain staked out by the S7.
When we embrace God’s mercy gift, we accept that the design as it pertains to the world we find ourselves in (in Christ) is taken care of, and we enter into His rest.
In our priestly role, we do not have to carve anything else out of the universe or non-reality. We do not have to conquer or design. To do either of those would be to seek out a design for reality where additional conquering or fleshing out of design would be beautiful, but in the realm(s) God has already offered perfection to us, that would be vain idolatry, superfluous and futile.
On certain levels, God has aligned everything in a perfect way so that there can be a peaceful space: in creation, in the gospel of salvation, in our friendship with Him, in His love for us, He offers fulfillment in each of these areas. Neither we nor He needs to go to and fro to continue striving or creating anymore. His creative work is complete.
Our act of worship is to enter in to rest.
Faith and Rest
Therefore, since it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly had good news preached to them failed to enter because of disobedience, (Hebrews 4:6)
In this context, I see disobedience is the attempt to stray outside the harmonious boundaries of the ecosystem God created, or an attempt to create a conflicting harmony within the boundaries God created.
For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His. Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience. (Hebrews 4:10-11,16)
Entering in to God’s rest is our act of love, our act of worship, and what safeguards us from falling (making an idol out of our own vain designs.)
Our diligence is not to do creative acts, but enter into the rest of His completed works.
Mercy and Grace of the Gospel of Jesus’ Reconciliation
For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:15-16)
God’s great design was that we as imperfect beings would be able to go to Him, and become aligned with and integrated into His design for us to coexist harmoniously within His kingdom.
Our High Priest gives of His very self in love (S7+), as He provides the covering, reconciliation, and opportunity for restoration of us who due to sin were not in alignment with His plan. I see Jesus giving of Himself wholly in relational love as He reveals to us how He loves us personally, welcoming us into His righteousness personally, as our personal escort into the righteousness of God, an expansive, perfect, living paradise.