Thursday, March 19, 2009

Declaration of God's Rights

God has the right to:

  • Govern the world

  • Judge

  • Cause sickness

  • Heal

  • Give grace

  • Have mercy

  • Give

  • Take away

  • Forgive

  • Destroy

  • Create

  • Bless

  • Curse

  • Separate

  • Unite

  • Begin a new life

  • End any life

  • Display his wonders

  • Make His name great

  • Reveal His glory

  • And control all things!

In class at church last night, we were specifically discussing God's providence in regards to His rights to govern the world. We were all in agreement that God has the right to do as He pleases with all that He pleases. For, the earth is the LORD's and everything in it, the world and all who live in it. God has all rights over all His creation. No matter how we think things should be, we do not have the right to question God in what He does. Our teacher challenged us to come up with a declaration of God's rights with at least 10 items listed. She also shared with us how when she was a little girl she would find herself saying, "That's not fair!" Her mother would then reply, "God's not fair. He's just." She would then respond, "Just what???" That's a very true statement! God is just. You could even stop a word sooner and say that God is. You might then ask, "Is what???" But there's no need to finish the sentence! The sentence is already complete!

"And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him." Hebrews 11:6

1 comment:

PLR said...

I just wanted to say what a pleasant place to visit in the World Wide Web!

I love your blog; and I absolutely agree with the very true statement that 'God is.'

Keep on blogging for Jesus.
I am posting this w/o my blog name, was hoping to post anonymously, but it doesn't seem to give that option, if the link to my local blog show ups...just delete it. I certainly don't mind.

Luv ya!
Ms. Pat