By: Kwaku Peprah Adjei
Theme: Responding to God’s call
Text: Romans 11: 33
Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways!
In a democratic dispensation, obedience can be argued out for the favourable terms and conditions. However, in the era of the autocracy, you obey whatever you were asked to do, whether you liked it or not.
I remember an incident I witnessed some few months ago. A son went with the mother to buy provisions from a shop. The child insisted on having a particular product but the mother persisted in her denial of that particular product. In her persistence, she even had to discipline the child for trying to harass her in public. There are some of us who behave like the child. We want to get the things we want, even at the expense of God’s perfect will. However, God through various means has been trying to restrain you from getting what will destroy you, knowing perfectly that the opportunity you have now may seem right but in the end, it leads to destruction.
God’s assignment is not about what you want, but what He wants. He created everything and sustains them by His power and is intended for His glory (Romans 11:36). If you fail to understand and accept this truth, you can never appreciate Jesus statement that “I chose you and you did not choose me”. Your duty as the creation is to bring glory to the creator.
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