An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Omnis

(Proverbs 16:4 KJV)  The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

This verse is foundational to our understanding of God.  It reminds us that God created everything and, even more, that He did it for His own purposes.  I am sure that God had us in mind from eternity but we need to understand that the entire universe is not about us, it is about Him.  In our self esteem based, narcissistic culture we tend to want the merry-go-round to have us as its only rider.  We think it should start and stop for us and everyone else is just an extra in our movie.


The universe is about God almighty.  He caused it and created it.  He has what we might call “goals” and “plans” that we can only get a small glimmer of.  Have you ever been in one of those stores that has a shopping cart with a toy car for the child to ride in.  Up to a certain age they are turning the wheel and making engine noises and it never occurs to them they are not in charge.  If they were, imagine where the cart would spend its time.

So?  Omniscience.  Omnipresence.  Omnipotence.  Big words.  Theological words.  They remind us that God did, and is doing it, His way and that is okay because He is God, not just a figment of your imagination. 

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