April 27, 2019
We try to act as God
Characteristics & Behaviors
Rely: To depend on with full trust or confidence. ↔ Who relies on others for his own welfare?
Depend: Be controlled or determined by. ↔ Who is dependent on others for his own grandeur?
Need: Require (something) because it is essential or very important. Expressing necessity or obligation. ↔Who needs the care and attention of others for his own glory?
Consent: To give permission for something to happen. ↔ Who is in need of approval?
Accept: To believe or come to recognize (an opinion, explanation, etc.) as valid or correct. ↔ Who reaches out for acceptance?
Obey: To comply with the command, direction, or request of (a person or a law); submit to the authority of. To behave in accordance with (a general principle, natural law, etc.). ↔ Who mandates obedience from his followers?
Loyalty: A strong feeling of support or allegiance. ↔ Who requires the undying loyalty of anyone?
The answer to the above questions is MAN.
These are all GOOD behaviors and characteristics of humans. Qualities that a man would love others to bestow upon him. These are the inherent quality of a being who does not have unlimited power, who is not fully connected, a being with a VOID that needs to be filled. Surely these are not the qualities of an OMNIPOTENT being.
God did not create the universe because he felt “wanting”. He created the universe because he wanted to SHARE the love. He created the universe and made it our GUIDE. He gave us no commandments. He gave us resources. He wanted to share his Free Will. He lovingly gave us the ability to CHOOSE. He gave it to us kindly, with only one string attached; Accountability.
God does not “test” us. He does not make us go through a gauntlet to attain reward.
God does not rely
on us for his satisfaction and welfare. God does not depend on
us for anything. Surely, God does not need or crave our
attention. God does not require our loyalty, it is our choice.
God does not need acceptance from us or our consent. He
is who he is. Most of all he does not mandate our obedience.
He gave us Free will.
It is good to be grateful for all that God has given us. GRATITUDE is one of the greatest virtues. Does God hold all that he has given us, as ransom? NO. God does not expect reciprocation. You can be GRATEFUL and reciprocate his kindness by being Kind and Loving to others and by making this universe a better place to live in.
“God is not about the eternal damnation or punishment in hell, and neither is he about the eternal reward of heaven. He is about accountability in terms of privileges. God is about serenity and love and the ever lasting opportunity to belong and be “more”. God simply wants us to live our eternal life (corporeal and spiritual), to love, to share, to prosper and to be happy.”
PRUDENCE | RESPECT | KINDNESS | GRATITUDE | APOLOGY | FORGIVENESS