Monday, February 9, 2015

day no. 13,258: God does not shirk responsibility‏

Isaiah 45:7

I create the light and make the darkness.

I send good times and bad times.

I, the Lord, am the one who does these things.

"Let's stop trying to rescue God from a problem He created for Himself by claiming full mastery over all things. Let's not relieve God of His responsibilities as King of the universe. The very thing we perceive as a problem, God perceives as His glory, namely, God owns the dark moments of life. He bends everything around for a saving purpose. When Isaiah wrote this so long ago, he did not overlook a difficulty that we brainy modern people happened to notice. Isaiah 45:7 is NOT an embarassment. It's what we love about God. Not even evil can frustrate Him. And His surprising strategies are our assurance." ~ Ray Ortlund, Jr.

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