Thursday, November 24, 2016

Every Creature in the Universe

All are your servants.”
Psalm 119:91b

All things are yours.  Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas,
or the world, or life, or death, or things present,
or things to come, all are yours.
And you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.”
1Corinthians 3:21b–23

When we trust God as Jesus did, every creature in the universe, visible or invisible, living or inanimate, becomes our servant, just as every creature was Jesus’ servant.  Even Satan was helping accomplish God’s will for Jesus when he stirred up wicked men to crucify him.  This is the truth undergirding Solomon’s arresting statement, “No evil shall happen to the just” (Prov. 12:21).
When we trust God, all things work together for our eternal blessing, just as Jesus’ horrific crucifixion worked together with God’s love for his blessing.  Together, those two things resulted in Jesus’ glorification to sit at his Father’s right hand forever.

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