“The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness; the world and those who dwell therein.” Psalm 24:1
This psalm reminds us of our origin. We were made by God. I write books and all my books contain a copyright containing my name. I write books with a purpose – to glorify God. They do not bring Him much glory in the hands of some people, however. Sometimes they are given as gifts to people who don’t read them. The books still glorify God, but it is the people who miss the point.
God made us and the gift of the world around us. He did it all for His own glory. That people who were made by Him do not glorify Him does not diminish His glory or His purpose. But ultimately God, unlike me, will call to account all who have been created to explain what they have done with His glory. Since nature alone cannot teach man what his full accountability to God is; it is the Christ mandated duty of believers to relay that truth. That is, in fact, part of our own accountability.
Dear Father, Fill us with Your Spirit to fulfill the great commission. Amen.
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