Philippians 1:6 "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you WILL perform it until the day of Jesus Christ"

Friday, November 24, 2006

Knowledge, A Hidden Treasure in Christ

Yesterday, I had a discussion with someone who was questioning God's motives for creating people when He knew a large majority of the people would end up in hell. He felt that God wanted to create these little "robots" to do what he wanted. I had been reading in Job about how Job had accused God and been angry with God. Job finally had a man confront him about his attitude toward God. Then God Himself confronted Job. God's attributes and His power are spelled out in Job. Job is asked "can you do any of this?" In other words, "who do you think you are?" That is what I want to ask this person (who I love and sorrow for) "who are you to question God's motives?" When I read Job, and was struck with the reality of who God really is, I was convicted and amazed. At the end, Job was in mourning for his sin, and repentant. God blessed his life richly. My prayer, is that I will daily see God for who he is, no matter what adversity I am living with. And that I will repent when I don't give God his deserved honor and glory and obedience. I am also praying for this other person to come to the end of himself, see God for who He really is, and be repentant and broken before a Holy God.
I was discouraged about how to answer these questions. But God is faithful, and I awoke this morning to be lead to the following verses through my blog's automatic verse. We can only gain understanding of God from God. And we can't let others deceive us with "fine sounding arguments."
Colossians 2:1-7 (New International Version)

1I want you to know how much I am struggling for you and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not met me personally.
2My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,
3in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
4I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.
5For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how orderly you are and how firm your faith in Christ is.
6So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him,
7rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

1 comment:

Gretchen said...


EXACTLY. . . thank you so much for standing up for God's righteousness! Here is a definition for "Sovereignty": God has the RIGHT, the WISDOM and the POWER to do anything He wants. We do not. It is that clear and that simple.

I just SHIVER with a thrill and fear when I read God saying "Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Would you really annul my will?" We ought to TREMBLE at the thought!