God is Working on Our Behalf

2 Samuel 14.14 observes, like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But that is not what God desires; rather, He devises ways so that a banished person does not remainimage banished from Him.

What a great description of God.

This description is not found in any other record book about God except the Bible. The Muslims don’t record such a description. The Hindus don’t record such a description. No other book records that God does not desire human death but devises ways to restore people to Him forever.

So why do people die?

The Bible records human death a consequence for human disobedience to God. While humanity was created to live eternally in dependence upon God once they and thus we, choose to go independent we no longer have the capacity to live eternally.

Only God Who is eternal can give eternal life to His created beings.

God offers restoration with Him so that we might receive eternal life with Him but we have to do it His way. This process is humbly submitting ourselves to God’s work on behalf of our salvation through Jesus the Savior.

The Bible declares Jesus must be recognized and submitted to as the only One Who can earn our forgiveness with God and Who can pardon us for our disobedience with God. If we insist upon earning our own pardon we will find ourselves condemned when we meet God.

God Who devises ways to restore humanity does so through humanity. It is the responsibility of Christians to tell people that God wants a relationship with them.

It seems like it would be so much more efficient and effective if God just contacted everyone Himself. Instead He invites His people to volunteer for the work.

If we fail to show up then He will invite others to partner up with Him in His work of restoring humanity to Himself through Jesus the Savior.

The great Christian adventure is to become part of God’s workforce helping others meet God then join the team. The work is plentiful but the laborers are few.

What are you doing?

Leave a Reply