Creation was subject to vanity in expectation of good from us
Romans 8:20,21 -
For the creature [creation] was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected in hope [expectation of good], Because the creature [creation] itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Even though many do theology or number of PhDs in Bible study, they all stumble at this one question 'why did God do all this when He knew it, could He have not done it differently?'
Understand we are talking of God here. A Being Who is all knowing, all seeing and ever present. Understand even before God created anything God knew what that soul would do and all about it. He knows our thought even before we think of it.
So did He not know that Satan would turn away from Him when He created him? He did.
Did not God know Adam would sin after being tempted of Satan? He did.
If you notice the Tree of God and Bad is there only in Genesis but in the end when man once again enters Paradise there is no Tree of Good and Bad but just the Tree of Life. Had this tree not been there in the start would man have eaten of it? No.
We need to understand God allowed all this to happen with knowledge. He knew He would have to pay a heavy price for letting all this happen yet He let it happen, not that He liked to, but all because He wanted us His children to be glorified in Him.
Our God does have His way but being a Righteous God He justifies all that He does. He could have made us into what we will become right in the beginning but God refrained from it. He wants us to be like Him and wants us to develop His Nature (His Name) within us.
Jesus did not need to humble Himself and come as man and die for us to abolish the curse of Hell given by God to sinful man nor did the Holy Spirit also need to humble Himself and come as the seven Spirits to be the foundation of the Church. He could have remained one. But we see God, His Spirit and His Son did set all these to happen so that we develop the goodness of God in us, prove to be His children and thus truly inherit what He has set for us in Heaven.
Christian call this week a Holy Week, but God desired holiness from us from the time He has created us. This week may be an occasion to celebrate the Passover not as a tradition like the Jews do but as a statute in the light of the Truth of the real Passover Lamb - our Lord Jesus Christ.
We may do this statute to proclaim to the world especially those who do not know Christ. But for us let not only this be a week of holiness but let everyday of our lives be a day of being holy, of coming closer to the Nature of our God, for our Godhead is a Holy God. Let us not do good because we feel like it, or any other reason other than that it is expected out of us His children even before we came into this world, and for our God paid a heavy price for us.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord You are full of wisdom and are all knowing. You created us to prosper us. You call evil vanity because You know evil does not prosper any further than the boundaries You have set. Lord, we are not children of vanity but children of light, a light that grows and expels darkness and completely destroys it. Even before this darkness came into existence You already set forth the light to shine in us and through us. Lord, let us not take pride in doing good but let us remember it is expected of us even before we were designed or came into existence. Help us to walk into the goodness of our Lord Jesus Christ...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.
13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
Matthew 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
1 Peter 1:20-21
20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
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