In the previous episode, I asked the question, “Why does God work?”
I discovered a very simple answer to that, and I’d like you to pay attention to that answer. Look at the following scripture:
“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.”
~ Romans 1:20
Take note of the underlined statement, ‘…being understood from what has been made’ — that is, what has been created; what has been expressly made manifest in time and space.
God’s reason for working is simple: To express Himself.
You see, God has all these invisible qualities: His wisdom, His love, His mercy, His kindness, His compassion, His divine nature, His awesome and eternal power. And He wants to fully express them in time and space.
In order to express Himself, God creates. Thus, angels, humans, and all created things will in turn be able to look at the things He has made through His work, and marvel at them in wonder and praises.
David actually said, “O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?” ~ Psalm 8:1,3,4
David was able to see the excellence of God, the wonders of God by looking at His creation.
The reason God works is not to make money; neither is it to have food. God works in order to express, reveal, and manifest Himself. He works to display His invisible qualities to bring glory to His wonderful name. This is why God works; and I think it’s very important that we reflect on this reason, meditate on it, understand it, and then in your own life, begin to work for the same reason.