In the beginning God …
God is Sovereign, God is King, God is Master. God is Creator, God is Lord!
God is the Alpha and Omega, He is the beginning and the end, He is first and last.
When it comes to all things, God commands our attention to His will, His way, His plan and His purpose.
We must settle it (what ever it might be) with God!
The greatest problem with our society today is our unbelief in God. We refuse to believe His Word. We reject His knowledge. We will not acknowledge Him who knows all as the source for anything let alone all things.
When we are instructed in the Scriptures to take all thoughts captive and make them obey Christ, we are told to start with God. If we do not know God and have not studied His Word we will not be able to rightly divide truth.
God is truth!
To start with anything else other than God is idolatry. To believe God agrees with our human thought process is using the name of the Lord in vain. To believe anything before the Word of God is not putting Him first.
I hope you can see that the first three of the Ten Commands are being ravished everyday in our world due to our unbelief.
We are condemned in our unbelief. We must reset the foundation of our thinking upon God and His Word. If there is an argument or disagreement with God’s Word you are wrong and must take the thought captive and make it obey Christ.
We are not calling God to our world and ways. God is calling us to Himself. We are the ones in need of changing our thought process.
Change is the admission of a foreign element or idea into the original composition.
God is Creator! He is the originator. He has the master plan. For us to try to insert a foreign idea into the original composition is calling God to change. God does not change. He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
We are the ones who have been called to get right with God. We are the rebels living against the will, ways and purpose of God. When are we going to wake up and realize we’re wrong and must begin the process of rebuilding our lives on the foundation that God has laid?
God is God and it’s time we settle it!
Pastor Thomas R. Swain
First Church of God,