Category Archives: Children of God

I was Adopted

There I was sitting on the shelf; day after day, week after week, year after year sitting on a shelf. It was hopeless, beyond my power to get someone to adopt me.  I was powerless to accomplish my goal, which was to be adopted, accepted by a nice family, to belong to a family. I would pray to God to cause this to happen.

One day along came a man, a great man. When He walked, the earth shook. When He spoke, the clouds dissolved. He walked right up to me and said; “I want this wonderful, perfect child. I will purchase him.  The storekeeper wants to keep him in bondage, But who can stand against the desires of God. The storekeeper had set the price for me was extremely high. The price was the blood of God’s firstborn Son, Jesus.

But, both God the Father and Jesus the Son knew the purchase price was extremely costly, but he wanted me in their family. They loved me from my beginning.

So here is what happened. If you can believe it the Son of God, Jesus, volunteered to buy me for the Father with His very blood. How could that be? I had no value; I was alone on a shelf, all dusty and somewhat soiled. Boy, that is love! Jesus to sacrifice His life for mine.

Hebrews 10:5 Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said: “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; 6 with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased. 7 Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll—I have come to do your will, my God.’

So I was bought with the blood of Jesus.

Galatians 3:13 Christ bought us with His blood and made us free from the Law. In that way, the Law could not punish us. Christ did this by carrying the load and by being punished instead of us. It is written, “Anyone who hangs on a cross is hated and punished.” 14 Because of the price Christ Jesus paid, the good things that came to Abraham might come to the people who are not Jews. And by putting our trust in Christ, we receive the Holy Spirit He has promised.

I was bought with the blood of Jesus, so now I am a full-fledged child of God with Jesus the Christ as my elder brother, WOW!!

All this happened when I was sitting on a shelf, without hope, depressed, without a future.

Ephesians 2:12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

This all happened to me because:

John 3:16 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.

I looked at my birth certificate and in permanent ink is listed my parent, God Almighty.! I was and still am unable to understand the full implication of this fact:  I am a child of God. I am a child of God!  I am a child of God!  God is my FATHER, my Dad.

I have full privileges to enter the presence of God because He is my Father. I can enter the very throne room of God, I can boldly stand in the presence of Almighty God because I am a child of God and Jesus is my Brother. I am a child of God.

John 1:12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

Romans 8:14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.  And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

1 John 3:1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

I still have to pinch myself now and then to understand that I am a child of God.

Hebrews 4:14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

The reality of my sonship is still slow to come. I had been on a shelf with no hope and now I was a child of GOD! Not only is God my Father, but my Big Brother is Jesus, the Christ, the creator of all things in heaven and on earth. 

Hebrews 2:10 In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered. 11 Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters.  12 He says, “I will declare your name to my brothers and sisters; in the assembly I will sing your praises.” 13 And again, “I will put my trust in him.”  And again he says, “Here am I, and the children God has given me.” 

Thank you, Dad and Brother, for your love to me.

THE PERFECT FACTORY

Factory THE PERFECT FACTORY

My new job with The Perfect Company

How have you been?  I have been thinking about you lately.  I just started working for a company and I know you need a permanent job also.  This company would be great for you.  It is perfect for me, absolutely perfect.

The company is The Perfect Company.  It is the biggest company anywhere in the universe.  It has offices all over the world and once hired, employment is permanent.   I was having some problems in my life, I could not find the right job, felt dejected and was sad.  A friend of mine introduced me to The Perfect Company and the Man that manages the company.  He offered me a permanent position with the company.  All I had to do was accept the offer.  Well, I accepted.  The strangest thing happened; I was accepted with open arms.  In fact, they had a huge party for me on the spot.  Everyone stopped what they were doing and they all acknowledged me as a new employee.  It is like we are all family!  I have never been so satisfied and happy.

Well, let me tell you about the company.  You ought to accept their offer.  I am getting ahead of myself, I’m so excited.  I didn’t tell you, but The Perfect Company has a standing offer to anyone that wants employment.  Accepting their offer gives you a permanent job with them.   All anyone has to do is ask for a job, that’s all.  The Perfect Company accepts everyone, amazing.  Like I said it is like a family working here.

I met the Manager of the company the other day.  He is the boss of everything.   They all call Him, “The Boss.”   It is like He is my best friend.  In fact, it was better than that, it is like He is my brother, my own brother.  He knows all about me.  He knew about my family, where I live, my likes and dislikes, any problems I have.  He knew all about me!  I’m amazed if I was the manager of a company I don’t think I would have hired me!  I don’t know how to run any of the equipment.  I’m not the smartest nor have much ability.   I don’t know how to work or do anything in this company.  It is all so very knew to me.  Yet from the beginning, they made known to me the job was permanent and advancement was sure.  The Boss’s kindness and generosity are amazing.  I have never been at a company like this.  The Boss is always happy; He is extremely creative, always confident in Himself, and even very confident in what they will train me to do.  I am so new but so glad I found The Perfect Company.

I think the reason they have confidence in me is not because of me, I’m a big foul-up, but because of My Foreman.  My Foreman knows everything.  I mean literally everything.  Everyone calls Him “My Foreman.”  That is because He is so personable and aware of each one of us individually.  He too knows everything about me.

My Foreman knows the company from top to bottom and side to side.  He knows, in detail, the direction The Boss is taking.  He knows how everything works (He should, they say He made everything).  He gets His direction from The Boss.  He knows the mind of The Boss.  I don’t know how He does it, but My Foreman is the same Foreman that everyone else at The Perfect Company has as his foreman.  Talk about the harmony running here.  The Foreman is my teacher and my guide for what to learn and how to do my work at The Perfect Company.  And He is my comforter.  If I run into a problem at work He teaches me what is correct, how to work through that problem and comforts me through the process.  It is like He and I work together to accomplish the work.  Because of My Foreman, I feel the two of us together can accomplish anything, literally anything.  I know without My Foreman working with me it is very hard for me and results are not satisfactory.   No matter how good my personal standards are they do not come anywhere near the standard when The Foreman works with me.  The Perfect Company has standards set by The Owner.  These standards are only attainable with The Foreman and me working together.

I’d like to tell you about The Owner.  The word I’d use to describe The Owner of The Perfect Company is LOVE.  Love because He will let anyone and everyone start work here at The Perfect Company.  The Owner has created a place where anyone is welcome.  It doesn’t matter your ability or your circumstance, The Owner’s love for everyone is more important.

Word is, The Owner had the idea for this company way back when.  The Boss loves The Owner and wanted to do what The Owner envisioned.  The Boss envisioned the same as the Owner.  Therefore, with the help of The Foreman they built The Perfect Company.   The three of them worked together to build The Perfect Company.  It is as if they are one, and yet each does different things.  Each of the three has their own ability and yet they can do everything individually and together.  It is Perfection at work fulfilled by Love.

You can tell The Boss gave His heart and soul to create The Perfect Company.  The Boss must have given a great deal of Himself.  He looks like He was in a fight for His life and He lost, but He didn’t.  He has permanent bruises and scars all over His body.   I’ve heard He even died to build this company, but the Owner brought Him back to life.

The three-The Owner, The Boss, and The Foreman are all perfect in a flawless company that they built together.  The most remarkable thing is they built The Perfect Company and run it all for you and me.  I accepted their offer for employment, you need to also.  The sign says “Always Hiring – Anyone.

 

Lies to You

A lie that is commonly told to us is “You have no value!”

You agree with that lie >>> Why am I even alive?   Why was I even alive?    I have no value!

We believe this lie from an early age.  We were, maybe abused as a kid. Or maybe just told: “You are worthless!”

So we ended up believing this about ourselves: “I have no worth, no value. I am just a useless piece of crap. Why was I born?”

THIS IS NOT THE TRUTH! This is a lie!

The Truth is – everyone has a value and that value starts with the FACT – GOD LOVES YOU!

Jesus, God’s first son, died in your place. He loves you. God only loves you. He completely loves you. He eternally loves you. He forever loves you!

God says that before you were born – He loved you.

We live in a crap world. Surrounded by crap situations and a lot of crap people. That makes it hard to hear from God.

Life with God’s help starts by asking Jesus into your life.

If you take the time to stop and think about the past, somewhere in there God had been talking to you, protecting you, screaming at you to get your attention. Saying turn to Me for life and help. It all starts with God through Jesus in your life.

Man has rejected God, not God rejecting man. So turn to God and He will be your ROCK.

Life with God only gets better as you go toward Him and seek Him. You definitely will find Him and help from Him. It is a road of having Faith in God for your help and insight.

You may not believe in God. You may mock God. You might hate God. That is O.K.

It does not change the fact, the fact! That GOD LOVES YOU!

God always has loved mankind and He especially, specifically loves you. God knew you before you were born and He knows the number of hairs on your head.

So stop hating yourself and stop hating God, who is the source of peace and safety.

So ask Jesus into your life, go after God and God will change your life for the better. Freedom and real Love is what God provides, promise!

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God does all the Work

Where are we in this picture except on the receiving end of the goodness of God? How do we define the Love, the Greatness, the Consideration, the Justice of our God? AND THIS IS YOUR ABBA, FATHER!

Ephesians 1:

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,

To God’s holy people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus:

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.

For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love

he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will

to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace

that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding,

he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,

10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.

11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,

12 in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.

13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,

14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.

15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people,

16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.

17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.

18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,

19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength

20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,

21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.

22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church,

23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

Ephesians 2:

As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,

in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.

All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,

made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,

in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—

not by works, so that no one can boast.

10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

11 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)—

12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.

13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,

15 by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace,

16 and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.

17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.

18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household,

20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.

21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.

22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit

Relax and enjoy in what you Dad has done for you. He only does wonders things.

God’s Final Word is His Son

Colossians 1:15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Revelation 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Philippians 5:5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross! 9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Ephesians 1:17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20 he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

Hebrews 1:1 In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universeThe Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs. For to which of the angels did God ever say, You are my Son; today I have become your Father”? Or again, “I will be his Father, and he will be my Son”? And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.” In speaking of the angels he says, “He makes his angels spirits, and his servants lames of fire.” But about the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.” 10 He also says, “In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.  11 They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. 12 You will roll them up like a robe; like a garment they will be changed. But you remain the same, and your years will never end.”

So how can we have our dependency on anything or anyone other than Jesus?

  • Who is King of all Kings and Lord of all Lords – Revelation 19:16 On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
  • And He loves us and we are His brothers – Hebrew 2:11 Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters.

The Intimacy of Creating Life

The relationship of a man and the woman

The egg from a woman has no life in itself.  It floats around in the woman’s womb seeking life.

The sperm of the man is alive and actively seeking a woman’s egg to bring life to.  The man’s sperm gives life to the egg it enters.  The result is a new being, a new life, and it’s own life.

To create this new life, the man and the woman face one another.  The woman wants to receive the man.  She accepts the man.  She opens herself to the man.  The man enters the accepting woman in an act of love toward the woman.  He gives her eggs life.

The relationship of God and His new children

God gives this relationship between a man and a woman as a great example of God’s relationship with us.

Each one of us has the kernel of eternal life in them (the egg).  All we need is to be born by God.  We need to choose to face God.  We face Him face to face.  We decide to open our lives, our being to Him.  We ask Him to enter us.  He brings the life (the sperm) to our wanting being.  By this act of us asking God into our lives, we become born of God.  We become children of the living, only true God.  We become in our being a child of God.

Jesus said in the Bible – (John 3:16): 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.

And in John 3:5-8: 5Jesus said, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”

We need God to make us alive!!

We are children of God

I once had a very good friend, who said to me after I was “born again”; “if you understand that you are child of God, everything with God fits.”   I had asked Jesus into my life, but didn’t understand much about being “born again” or being a “son of God.”  Somewhere along the road, God showed me that; I AM CHILDREN OF GOD because I have asked Jesus into our lives.

God has continued to confirm and expand that truth, WE ARE CHILDREN OF GOD because we asked Jesus into our lives.   My friend  was correct; everything fits and fits  better and better as I understand we are part of the family of God and especially that God is our Daddy, our Father,  we are assuredly CHILDREN OF GOD.

God is our Father because we asked Jesus Christ into our lives.  We are born again, by the Spirit of God.  God is our Father, our Dad.  We are not the people of God, nor citizens of a kingdom; nor are we part of “God’s chosen people”.

WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE LIVING AND ONLY TRUE GOD!!!  God is our Father!

It all starts with asking Jesus into one’s life, being born by the Spirit of God.  We therefore become spiritually born by God.  And God becomes our spiritual DAD, our Dad that matter most.

Romans 8 says:  “9You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. 10But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. 11And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of His Spirit who lives in you. 12Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. 13For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. 14For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.  And by Him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.  17Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

We are born again; we are now children of God. God now is our Father, our Dad.

Relationship between individuals is not taught, but experienced by time, learning each other.  Relationship is an experience, you grow into it.  A solid relationship with God, knowing Him as our Father, makes us stand strong.  It is a Father-son relationship with the God that is above, before and beyond everything, the God of the Universe and we are His kids.

We learn about and know our Dad because of a relationship with Him.  We gain confidence in our Dad by knowing Him, who He is, how He thinks, and His character rubbing off on us.  It is relationship with our Dad.  It is understanding, the solidity of Almighty God as being our Father.  Our dependency on Him is that He is Dad!   We learn as we spend time with our God that He is always true, He never leaves you or forsakes you.  He is Dad.  Big, powerful, mighty, comforting, protecting DAD, this is our Dad.  And our relationship with Him shows us that He is dependable. Putting our faith, our dependency in Him is done by time spent with Him in our life.

Let God open the eyes of your understanding,   Ephesians 1:  18I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,”

Ask God; please show me that YOU are my DAD!!!!   Then spend time with Him and enjoy the relationship.

God is First

There was a bumper sticker that said “God is my co-pilot”.  We ask God to help us in our ventures and we ask for His guidance in what we want to do for God.  And of course we will “give Him all the glory”

He is God and He is glorified by His works in us.  Neither we nor He is glorified by what we do for God.

We need God, God does not need us.  He is the potter we are the clay.

I was standing in the backyard one day watching the clouds form and move in the sky.  God explained to me that the clouds did not have a will.  They did not have any preconceived ideas of how to be shaped.  They followed without hesitation or resistance what God wanted to do with them.  It was totally His decision on what they looked like, their formation.

Yet nothing that man could make or even conceive was near equal to the glory of these clouds, their beauty, their splendor, their grandeur.

The clouds were glorious in themselves and God was glorified in what He had made.

God talked to Job about God and His glory and the significance of man.

“God said to Job; Job 38 “Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. He said:  “Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge?  Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand.  Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it?” Job38: 1-4

Job 40 “The Lord said to Job:  “Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him?
Let him who accuses God answer him!”   Then Job answered the Lord:“I am unworthy—how can I reply to you?    I put my hand over my mouth. I spoke once, but I have no answer— twice, but I will say no more.”  Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm:  “Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.  “Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself?  Do you have an arm like God’s, and can your voice thunder like his?  10 Then adorn yourself with glory and splendor, and clothe yourself in honor and majesty.  11 Unleash the fury of your wrath, look at all who are proud and bring them low,  12 look at all who are proud and humble them, crush the wicked where they stand.  13 Bury them all in the dust together; shroud their faces in the grave.  14 Then I myself will admit to you that your own right hand can save you.  Job 40: 1-14

Job 42 “Then Job replied to the Lord:  “I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted.  You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my plans without knowledge?’  Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.  “You said, ‘Listen now, and I will speak; I will question you, and you shall answer me.’  My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen youTherefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes.”

Job 42: 1-6

Colossians 125 I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness— 26the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people. 27To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”  Colossians 1: 25-27

 

We are nothing, nothing, yet God through Christ has made in us everything.   It is Christ in us the hope of glory.  What can we do except know Him and know Him better.

GOD IS FIRST!!