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Thursday, January 1, 2009

God So Loved the World

Shall what is formed say to him who formed it,
"He did not make me"?
Can the pot say of the potter,
"He knows nothing"?
Isaiah 29:16 (NIV)

The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God;
God is in none of his thoughts...
Why do the wicked renounce God?
He has said in his heart,
"You will not require an account."
Psalms 10:4,13 (NKJV)

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
~ John 3:16 (NIV)

The invisible God makes Himself abundantly manifest in His creation. He programmed us with a conscience that makes mankind know its accountability to its Maker. And we are intelligent enough to figure out that the Creator certainly knows more than the one created. No logic can refute His wisdom.

The only remaining factor to make God's will our most rational option is belief that He is good and He loves us. If we doubt these, we may view Him as malicious or uncaring and not see His will as being in our best interest.

After creating the universe for us, God so loved the world that in His goodness He sent Jesus to die for us, that we might live with Him forever. What more could prove His goodness and love? No obstacle remains to trusting Him. Whatever He wills can be nothing but good for us. Our only reasonable response is to obey.

Father, You have given us all things, and You have given us life that we might enjoy them. You have given us no greater gift than knowing You and calling You our God. Please encourage us when we doubt, and strengthen us to obey you fully.

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