Borrowed Truths

Your Own Path

your own path
Borrowed Truths

Your Own Path

It is ridiculous to think that the Lord has enemies, perhaps it would be better stated, that He has any enemies that can stand against Him.

Apparently, Lucifer and the angels that were cast out with him were somehow unaware of the complete and total unmitigated Sovereignty of the Almighty, which is difficult to understand, for they must have known that they also were created by His majestic power. They watched as simple words created the heavens and the earth, all the stars which He knows by name, in fact, the Lord named them, even as man, a living soul, was created from dust, and yet something inside Satan thought that he had power unto himself outside of the will of the Father.

“Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.” (Eze. 28:15)

We like to think that God thinks like we do, but He does not. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.” (Isaiah 55:8) but on that day there was both great sadness and great wrath in our Father, for He has emotions, and He has blessed us with them as well.

Free will allows us to make choices, the choice to submit willingly to the love offered to us or to rebel against it, to become the enemy of God, a path beyond foolishness. It must be so, for love cannot be offered or accepted under any other way, it cannot be forced upon us, it cannot be given unless it is given freely.

When we rebel against God, we rebel against love.

Pride says I do not need God, and that is why it is so difficult, and a subject that must be contemplated at length occasionally as to how those angelic beings who knew they were created, who stood in the very presence of God Himself could be deceived, and Satan himself self-deceived into believing the created did not need the Creator.

We my friends think in those exact same terms, even after we are saved by the incredible grace of God through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ at times have thoughts of self-sufficiency. The knowledge that people die should be enough to wipe every one of those thoughts away.

“And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?” (Matt. 8:29) It is a viable and relevant question, did the Almighty create hell and the Lake of Fire before or after He created the angels, before or after Satan and those who were cast out with him rebelled? How would your perspective of the Almighty Lord of all creation, He who reigns supreme over all reality change if you had but a glimpse of that Lake of eternal damnation, “Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.” (Mark 9:48)

“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:” (Romans 1:20) We know, we know of that place and of the love offered, yet most will live the entirety of their lives in rebellion.

God has no enemies that can stand against Him, He is just in all He does, “To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.” (Romans 3:26) It is His love that calls man, and it is pride that refuses that love.

If we knew that first thought of rebellion in Satan’s mind, if we knew the words that Adam harkened to from his wife, the picture would be clearer for us, but still Matthew 22:14 would stand as a truth, “For many are called, but few are chosen.”

Consider each day what you are blessed with, consider the Sovereignty of the Almighty, His mercy unto all that will not accept His Son for their salvation, consider the love offered to you. Consider Him who gave you the free will to choose your own path, out of love for you.

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