My posts come from my personal daily scripture readings and a part of my personal accountability. If we are going to grow as followers of Christ, we must be in the Word! If you miss these a few days, something has kept me from it; but if they're gone for too many days, call me on the carpet. We need to hold one another accountable. I follow the readings and journaling from lifejournal.me. Join me on this journey as our lives are to Reflect the Image-and Jesus IS the image. Peace, Carla Sunberg
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
He is the source of all things.
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of
God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!
(Romans 11:33 NASB)
For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, ORWHO BECAME HIS COUNSELOR?
(Romans 11:34 NASB)
Or WHO HAS FIRST GIVEN TO HIMTHAT ITMIGHT BE PAID BACK TO HIM AGAIN?
(Romans 11:35 NASB)
For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.
(Romans 11:36 NASB)
Human wisdom is nothing compared to God. God is the source of all
wisdom and all knowledge and therefore his judgements are always right.
It's why we really cannot understand or fathom what he is doing from
time to time, and too often we spend too much time and energy
speculating on what God is up to. I'm guessing that Paul may be
speaking rhetorically here -- because how many of us have questioned
God, or tried to tell him what to do? There are times when we try to
play the role of God's counselor. We must recognize that he is the
source of all things, of all wisdom and knowledge, and he is also the
completion of all things -- of all wisdom and knowledge. Therefore, we
want to join with those who have gone before and give God the glory
Giving God the glory forever, means that we don't take the glory
for ourselves! No matter what we may be able to accomplish here on this
earth, we must remember that the source of all things is God. The
reason we are able to do the things that we do, is so that God will get
the glory. When we begin to take the glory for ourselves, and don't
allow the glory to given to God, then we place ourselves into the
process and we begin to believe that we might actually be able to be
God's counselor or guide. That's when things become turned upside down
and soon after comes arrogance.
We are to walk humbly and in reverence with God. Look out the window
today! I'm blessed to see a beautiful sunrise over the mountain peaks.
What I see around me is the beautiful creative ability of a loving
God. There is nothing outside my window for which a human should take
credit. Rather, the very scenery screams out -- glorify God!!! Because
all that I see is from him, and exists in him, and gives back to him.
There are times in life when we need to be reminded that God created
us for the express purpose of bringing praise and glory to him.
Whatever we do today -- remember the source, and give the source the
glory and the praise that he is due!
Lord, thank you so much for all that you've created. Thanks for
the ability to soak in your beauty. Please, may every day be a humble
reminder of your infinite wisdom and power. Amen.