The Source! – Weekly comment for 9/9/12

I know that phrase could sound like the title to a scary book or movie. It may be, for all I know about those kinds of “entertainment” venues, but I assure you, that is not my intended use…read on!

We sing a chorus in our services by Tommy Walker that has the refrain that reads:
“To only my Maker,
My Father,
My Savior,
Redeemer, Restorer,
Rebuilder, Rewarder…
To only a God like You,
I give my praise.”

That is what I am talking about…when I say “The Source!” God created and sustains the world and everything in it to provide for all mankind’s needs, as well as all other creatures as well.

In fact, the very first time the word “provide” occurs in our Bible is in Genesis and comes from the mouth of Abraham saying “The-LORD-Will-Provide” (22:14). From earliest Biblical passages comes the sound truth that God is our ultimate source. Eve told the serpent, “God has said…” (Gen. 3:3) and so we see from the earliest communications of people on Earth that God is also the source of direction for our lives. He is the source!

God being the source/provider does not however, preclude man from engagement or responsibility. “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over…every living thing that moves on the earth” sounds like pretty important action steps (Gen.1:28). But in all those steps with all our free choices, none are to be apart from Him.

He is the Source and that ain’t scary!