Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Without God, there cannot be any life. God has always been here and is therefore THE LIFE. Only life forms can create more life forms. We can only create because he first created us, in HIS image.
If he designed and created all of life, then it is only right and fair that he has complete ownership and is in total control of it. Since he has total control, it is up to him what can and cannot be allowed.
A question was once posed that if God is so loving, then why did he not only allow, but command the hostilities and killing in the Old Testament times?
God knows all things, from the beginning to the end of all creation. He already knew from before you were born, whether you would choose him or yourself. Even though God is loving beyond all measure, he is also Just beyond all measure.
Many churches only teach the Love part and neglect the Just part. You simply can’t do that, because you are only teaching HALF the Truth. Even a half-truth, is a whole lie.
Okay, so how does that affect you and me?
Let’s say that someone took the life of a close friend or relative of yours. The murderer was caught red-handed and is facing a trial by judge.
The evidence cannot be denied that the murder was committed by him. All evidence is placed in front of the Judge for review and she agrees finds the defendant guilty as charged. Then, the Judge shocks the court room by announcing that the defendant will not be sentenced to any jail time, counseling, probation and even community service won’t be required. She simply sets him free. When asked why, she says that she loves all people the same and could never sentence anyone to death or punishment.
How would you respond? With absolute uncontrollable outrage, I would bet!! You would do everything in your power to make sure that Judge is disbarred and never oversees another case again. You may even lash out at her, if so emotionally inclined.
So who are we to condemn God, when he carries out a sentence after judging that someone is guilty and deserves death?
God knows everything about us. He knows our actions, our intentions and our inner most thoughts. He knows what we do in private and he knows what we do in public. All evidence is on the table, right in front of him and there is nothing we can do to refute it.
Are you guilty of breaking any of God’s laws or commandments? ANY of them?
Mat 5:21 – “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment.”
Mat 5:27-28 – “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Mat 5:37 – Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.
• So, have you ever been angry with a sibling or a good friend?
• Have you ever looked at someone of the opposite gender and thought what it would be like to be with them?
• Have you ever said Yes to someone and then did the opposite?
These are just a few examples of sin. These three examples alone are enough to condemn most people. With these three alone, you are a murderer, an adulterer and a liar. God said that if you are even guilty of ONE of them, then you are guilty of ALL of them.
James 2:10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.
There are 10 commandments that were given to us. Are you even trying to live by them?
Now I hear people saying that there are just too many rules to live by, why even try if even my thoughts are to be judged?
The Law and the Commandments are to be followed as best you can, but it is the intent of them that is misunderstood.
They were designed to show you what a perfect and holy LIFE looks like. They are to show you that you CANNOT live it perfectly.
They are designed to show you how sinful you really are. They are to show you just how much you NEED God.
It is where your heart is as you do your best to follow his commandments that God looks at. He knows you will not always be able to keep them, but he wants you to love him enough to do your best. He wants a relationship with you. He wants you to spend eternity with him.
Another court case: This time YOU are in front of the judge. You ran a red light and were caught speeding in a school zone and nearly ran over a kindergartener. The fine is $250,000 or you will spend the next 10 years in jail. You are found guilty and don’t have $250,000 to pay. You are headed to jail.
Wait! Someone that you don’t know bursts in to the courtroom and shouts, “Let them go!!, I have the money and will pay the fine for them.”
What will you do? Will you say no to that person? Most likely you’re very grateful that you and your family won’t have to endure 10 years apart. I’m sure that you would thank that person for doing such a kind and selfless deed. I know I would!
He has given you life. He has saved your life by paying your fine. Now he wants to spend his life with you. Give your life now, to the only one that cares enough about it to save it from certain death. Ask him to forgive you for your sins against him and then ask him to come into your life and into your heart. Then live your life like you are the child of a KING.