WHAT EVERY MAN’S PREOCCUPATION SHOULD BE.
THOU MADE MAN TO HAVE AUTHORITY OVER THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS
God is always having a grand plan, magnificent ideas, his ideas are always striking, they are monumental in status, they are majestic in comprehension and glorious beyond finding out. For God to have made man have dominion over all the works of his hands, that should tell us something. We need to respond to his gesture. If he is making me to be responsible for all the works of his hands, then as a person and a personality, I have the responsibility before God to exploit the whole earth for him.
I must explore the air for his glory. The sea must be subdued by me to please the master. The land and lands must be cultivated to his pleasure. Underneath the earth must be exploited for his marvelous discoveries. Animals, birds, must all be channeled and managed to please the creator
“All moral obligation resolves itself into the obligation of conformity to the will of God.” – Charles Hodge
Because of this, my understanding of the scripture and the mind of God, I am always taken aback and embarrassed by the kind of prayers, I hear Christians pray. I am always ashamed when I hear what churches and church leaders discuss among themselves. We are often too preoccupied by the mundane things of life such as church buildings, budgets, tithes and offerings, praise and worship teams, quality of music, singers, drummers, preaching, etc.
At a time when God is thinking in the scope of managing the whole earth and all its resources. We are supposed to be exploring ideas on how to make the whole earth function to reveal his majesty. The sea, the land, the air, the birds, the animals, the sky, the stars, the moon, the galaxies, the space, the cosmos, those are the things we should be thinking about exploring. That is where our interest should be as the representatives of God on the earth. We should be deliberating. How can we bring all these things to come to honor and adore God?
“God has given believers the responsibility of spreading the Gospel to all the world, and we need to use all at our disposal to accomplish this task.” – Theodore Epp
Our preoccupation should be, how all creation could submit their glory to his feet. If we say we are peoples of God, his church, his command center, his headquarters, then these things must interest us. Did you hear what he said? “God made man to have dominion over all the works of his hands” that is why all of creation must interest us. The exploration and the exploitation of them to reveal his glory must be our priority. That is what personalities do.
But when we are merely mortal men, we preoccupy ourselves with selfish, egocentric interest of our immediate realities. May God open our eyes, may God make us personalities after his own heart.
To be continued tomorrow with the following points:
- Steps to personality formation
- The uncommon truth about man’s God given authority.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION