God doesn’t owe us anything good3 September 2009 in Topics
In this article I want to discuss something that many people, especially Americans believe is true, that God owes us something. The truth is He doesn’t owe us any good thing! God said in Job 41:11 that everything under heaven is His. In Colossians 1:16, speaking of Jesus it says, “all things were created by him, and for him” (KJV). If you even think of the concept of God, a being that created existence itself, it’s very arrogant to think that God would owe us anything. Many people think of God as some kind of divine butler who lives to do our will or to do anything we order Him to do. God is not our servant!
As I said in the beginning, God owes us no good thing but if He gave us what we deserve then all of us would go to hell. Every time we sin it’s as if we slap God in the face saying “I don’t care what You say is right and wrong, I am going to do what I want to do”. Every time we do something God said not to do, such as lying, stealing, lust after someone (Matthew5:28), use God’s name in vain, or fail to put God first in our life above everyone and everything else we sin. Being the creator of existence we owe everything to God.
God does love us but not the kind of love many people think and hope of. Many people hope God loves them so much that they can do whatever they want and God will be fine with that, but this isn’t the kind of love God has for us. God loves us by taking our place of punishment that we deserve for sinning against Him (Romans 5:8). The fact that Jesus brutally suffered and died on a cross shows that God has judgment for sin even though He has love for us. It says in Titus 3:5 that we are saved by His mercy. All He wants us to do is repent from our sins and put our faith and trust in Him. We don’t deserve God’s mercy or salvation but of love He made a way for our sins to be forgiven. So next time you or anyone thinks to demand something of God, as though He has to obey us, just remember He isn’t our servant and remember He could give us what we really deserve.
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