In the sight of God I am the least wise; ” It pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.” (1Corinthians 1:21)
Before the foundation of the world, the LORD created us; and He knows our hearts. And because of that, God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty. (1Corinthians 1:27)
I love the LORD, my God. My gratitude for His love for me has created a zealousness to earnestly serve Him. And I am sure that you also love our God. We fight the same fight to bring honor and glory to Him. So let us keep that in mind in the LORD’S purpose in our lives. We may have different ways to do the same thing. That does not mean one is wrong, and the other is right. Our job is to spread His message to the world and to bring those who believe to the Cross of Salvation. That is the mission at hand, not to give the devil cause to celebrate. Let us rejoice in the LORD; for His mercy endureth forever.
Let’s see the word of God for what it is, in its entirety, not for a secular representation, or in a singularity view. For what injustice we will do to our Almighty God to overshadow His every word with finite wisdom and superficial reasoning. Let us give it its full due, a glory fit for the King of kings and LORD of lords. Let us not be selective and lose sight of the Supereme God we serve. Let us be reminded that our God is the Creator of all things heaven and earth. As He put it so beautifully, ” I AM THAT I AM.” (Exodus 3:14) … The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob has sent me unto you: this is my name forever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. (Exodus 3:15)
What could be more authoritative, simple, and clearer than that? He does not need to justify Himself to anyone. Because He is God. He is impartial, and no one can bribe Him. He is not a God of oppression. He is the Mighty God of infinite wisdom, miracles, freedom, compassion, mercy, grace, faith, hope… love, and eternal life. He is the Ultimate Provider for all His children. He gives food to all flesh: for His mercy endures for ever. (Psalms 136:25) He despised those who teach oppression.
“I have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters.” (Exodus 3:7) “And I have come down to deliver them out of the hands of the Egyptians.” (Exodus 3:8)
He does no evil nor can He do any evil. He desires our love wholeheartedly; for He is deserving of that kind of love. Nothing else will do. He put us through tests from time to time, so that we can become better people.
And we see His bountiful love and compassion, over, and over again. We also see His contempt for the wicked; He despised them. They bring sorrows to His heart. Actually, He is angry with them, and He hates them.
The desires of the wicked shall perish. (Psalms 112:10) The LORD tries the righteous: but the wicked and him that love violance, his soul hates. (Psalm 11:5)
And many may say how could that be, ” Is God not a loving God?” As a matter of fact, He is full of Love, more than enough to full the hearts of all men. He made us in His own image and likeness. And He made us with love in our hearts. But we have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Isaiah 42:8) He send His only begotten Son to redeem our sins, not to condemn the world, but to save it. That in itself is more than worthy of our Loving God. That does not mean that He condones the wicked, and He rejoices when we sin. But He does rejoice when we seek forgiveness and when we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. However, our God is just in all He does. He is the Judge, Jury, and Executioner. Vengeance is His, and no one is worthy of such, but Him. But He is slow to anger. His patience is beyond anything we can begin to understand or imagine.
The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. (Psalms 103:8)
So when God draws His limit in the sand, He is more than justify. God does not take it lightly with evil, wicked people. He laid out The Book of Life, the Bible, and laws by which we should live. His laws govern all laws. If we follow His words, we will live forever. But if we reject them we will die forever. It could not be more simple than that. He knows that we are not perfect. And as such has provided a way for us to be forgiven for our sins, through His Son Jesus Christ, who is our Lord, our redeemer. And He is doing everything to allow all of us an opportunity to be with Him in His Kingdom. He, because of His unfailing love has provided ways, many gifts, via the Holy Spirit, a Helper, for believers to stay close to God, while helping others and themselves, as well, as we continue in the precepts of the LORD, while awaiting the faithful return of our King.
So in a nut shell, we have a God with authority, who is full of love, has shown us that by His many actions, provided a means when we derail to get back on track. But He does not advocate evil, wickedness, and a sinful way of living. He laid down laws for us to follow. He has limits, and when they are reached, there’s no turning back. There is a price for accepting His love, eternal life, and one for rejecting it, eternal death. However, He forces nothing on us. But everything we do will be held accountable in the sight of God.