Borrowed Truths

Reserved for One

reserved for one
Borrowed Truths

Reserved for One

We can have the knowledge of God, (Col. 1:9) but not the mind of God, for then we would be God, we can have the mind of Christ, (1 Cor. 2:16) that is the mind that desires the glory of God.

I would ask you to begin contemplating the word Sovereign, and how it can apply to no one but the Almighty, it infers One who has control over all that is, far beyond those who were once called “Sovereign Lords of the Land” for in the terminology of the Most High it is just that, Most High, King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The title Sovereign implies complete ownership, but it goes far beyond our scope of understanding when it is applied to the only One that can truly lay claim to it, not only ownership, but total control, the ability to not only create, but control all that is, everything that is.

“These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.” (Psalm 50:21) “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” (Luke 1:37) “See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.” (Deut. 32:39)

Nothing is outside of the reach or control of the Lord God that we serve, nothing or no one is not subject to His control, all things serve the will of God, but at this time, not all things are in the will of God. And there is the unanswerable question, only those who are fools professing themselves to be wise will give a definitive answer, and confidently profess they have the mind of God, we have the mind of Christ, and so in humble servitude we simply accept, we ask that things might be different as our Lord did in the garden, (Matt. 26:39) we let our requests be known unto the Lord, (Phil 4:6) but we accept whatever response we receive in humility and thankfulness, because we understand the word Sovereign.

Here is the dividing line that we search for, here is the patience of the saints, (Rev. 14:12) here is where we work out our own salvation, (Phil. 2:12) in between these two verses. “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (John 14:13) And “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (2 Cor. 12:9) Here, in between these two verses is where we find God, in the best way that our finite minds can, here is the foundation of our faith, here is where Jesus lived.

The more I see of this world, the more sin I see, depravity in its most wretched form, pain and suffering that I believe is beyond compare, until I see it the next time, pride, lust, envy, all manner of sin and the expected repercussions of it are visible nearly constantly, and I have but one promise I rely on the most. “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” (Matt. 5:6)

Too much of it can cause us to attempt to flee from it, the path that many who call Christ Lord have chosen, instead of looking anymore, they have determined to see and search only within themselves or the church they attend, but they cannot hide there. Too much of it can cause great anger and frustration, but who would we rebel against, what cause would we take up, knowing inside of us that there are untold numbers of other sins and sorrows covering the planet, too much of it can cause us to question God. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.” (Isaiah 55:8)

That is what Sovereign is, that is the best the finite man of God can comprehend the infinite mind of God, and it is why we are to have the mind of Christ. “Thy will be done.” (Matt. 6:10) Almighty God knows what He is doing, even when we do not understand, even when we completely disagree with Him, even in the midst of a planet reeking with sin, we are to say thy will be done.

There is a very fine line here that is crossed often by us, by the born-again believer, but the mercy of the Lord places us back on the side of where faith rests. That line always starts with “Why would a loving God allow…..” That line questions His motives, His character, His truthfulness, and love, that line crosses His Sovereignty. Job almost crossed the line, and got a pretty serious tongue lashing from the Lord, He put him in his rightful place, at the foot of the cross, not beside God on His throne.

Are these days going to grow worse, grow in the intensity of evil? Yes, infinitesimally so, but my friends, it has always been like this, it has always been a planet under the curse of God, filled with unrighteous people (for all have sinned). Going down the path of attempting to know the mind of God will lead to insanity, to frustration, it can lead to a hatred of the One who sent His Son for us, for He is Sovereign, and it is He that is allowing all of the evil on the planet to continue. Following after the mind of Christ is the path for the born-again believer, the mind of humility, the mind of complete and total servitude to the will of God, for He alone is good, (Mark 10:18) He alone is Holy and righteous, and no matter how much of the world we see and understand, no matter how smart and intuitive we are, we cannot, and will never completely understand the mind of God.

“Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.” (Heb. 4:13) He knows what He is doing, He is the only One that the word Sovereign is reserved for, and we are beyond blessed to be able to call Him Father.

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