1 Timothy 6:13
I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things…
What business is God in? That question arose recently by a student of the marketplace. How would you have answered?
When you consider everything that the Triune God has done, is doing, and yet will do, how would you summarize HIS role from a business perspective?
I would start-out by asking what is the one thing only HE can do? The answer: create life.
Therefore, in my book HE is in the business of bring life to others. And life comes in different forms. There is physical life of animals and plants along with amoebas and other under the microscope critters. Of course, the greatest of all his life-giving creations is humanity. He created them male and female after HIS image is how the Book of Genesis factually states the obvious.
But not only does HE create life, HE also sustains it. He created a Big Bang which produced multiple galaxies with solar systems and chose one large rock from the sun to reform into a life-setting for humanity to reside on. This planet is a living science project with its own specific measurements all synchronized for humans to live-out their purpose.
Of course, HIS purpose for creating life is more than for his entertainment. HIS strategic plan from the beginning is procreate a family of “little Christs” who would spend eternity with HIM working in HIS business which the Bible calls the Kingdom of God.
The apostle Paul writes that from the foundation of the world GOD intentionally plan to morph humans into spiritual beings after the likeness of Jesus Christ. The apostle John wrote in Revelations that God is preparing kings and priests who will govern and serve the people in the millennium and beyond.
God is our Life-Giver. Through Jesus Christ, HE has demonstrated what and how life is to be lived, plus secured the means for entrance into HIS royal chamber. He has given us written policies and procedures outlined throughout the Bible which when followed and practiced leads to real freedom, flourishment, and fulfillment in this season of life; and more importantly, will lead to eternal life where all we learn and experience now will be put into practice working under HIS government.
Below are a few Scriptures that emphasize God’s life-giving attributes. You may want to conduct your own study. You may find it reassuring and uplifting to know you are included in God’s macro plan of sharing life with others today as HE shares HIS life with you now and into the eternal future.
I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live,
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,
but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
Thus it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
God is a Life-Giver. And HE wants you to have the full impact of experiencing life the way HE does. So HE gave us HIS Spirit to live in us. Learn to walk and dance with HIM, and you will come to know what a great and precious gift life is in HIM.
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