Origins

Isaiah 1:2-3 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me. The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.”

Animals are generally complicit to the one who cares for them. They know who it is that provides their food, shelter, and comfort. Some are spirited when provoked, but generally, all treat their owners with submission and respect. 

Our Creator, God has said that He will provide our every need.

Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

Job was shown by an angel this statement:

Job 4:17 Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?”

Job’s life reflected his love, respect, and submission to his God. David knew, as well.

Psalm 95:6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.”

Proverbs 22:2 The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.”

Knowing our origin, we will either show respect or disdain for the One who made us.

If we are yielded and submitted to Him, we will love, honor, praise, and serve God willingly.

If we are prideful, selfish, and self-serving, we will soon be angry when we don’t get our way, and we will blame God. 

The debate of creation versus evolution rages because man rejects his true origin. To acknowledge creation is to recognize a being more significant than ourselves that has the power to create and oversee His creation. 

Submission to God’s power is to relinquish control, which is something with which man’s pride and selfishness struggle. When we cannot control the outcome of our life, faith must rise. If one has only faith in themself, they become a god unto themself, choosing right and wrong according to their belief system.

Faith in a single Creator will align our perspective in every area of our life. As God’s child, we can see things more clearly and resolutely stand against the lies of evolution.

Understanding our origins, we can rest our faith more securely.

The same would apply to our salvation. Acknowledging that we are the purchased possession of the Lord Jesus Christ brings with it some givens.

The one who pays the price owns what is bought.

The one purchased submits to the buyer’s will to be used for their purpose and pleasure. 

The one/thing purchased is to reflect the integrity of its owner. My home and how it is maintained reflects upon me, the owner. Similarly, how we live our life as God’s child reflects on Him.

Man is created in the likeness and image of God. When we accept that fact, it becomes easier to align our faith with God’s program and plan.

Consider your origins.

First and foremost, we must honor God in all things.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

Are we honoring to our parents as we have been commanded?

Exodus 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.”

Are we honoring our employers?

1 Timothy 6:1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.”

We have confidence in knowing our true origin is in God. His promises, protection, provision, and power are all ours through adoption. 

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