Holiness

5/24/21: Creator vs. Created

Today was another day in quarantine. I honestly do think that I have lost 5 lbs since I am physically unable to eat some of the food that is served. I cannot tolerate it due to my Ulcerative Colitis.

In my efforts to grow more and Find My Ninevah, I read a book today titled “The Holiness of God” by RC Sproul. I read this knowing that I might not agree with everything said. But, there is nothing wrong with reading what he wrote.

One thing that I enjoyed reading was his ability to explain that God is the Creator and we are the created. I have said this many times to my wife and kids. In fact, my youngest boy asked me before I had to surrender myself, “Dad, aren’t you angry at what happened?” My reply is a yes, but I’m not angry at God.

The author of this book explains it as people often blame God for the injustices done to them and harbor in their souls the bitter feeling that God has not been fair toward us. Even if we recognize that God is merciful, we think that he has not been merciful enough. We think that we deserve more mercy.

Mercy by definition is undeserved. Since God is the Creator and we are the created we should remind ourselves of a verse Exodus 33:19- “I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy.”

As painful as this sounds, this book reminded me that God reserves for Himself the supreme right of executive clemency. If you are going through a time in your life where you want more mercy and you are just not getting it, please remind yourself we are the created, not the Creator. There is a plan for you in the midst of the chaos.

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