ALL FOR HIM
“For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.”-Romans 11:36
Apostle Paul declares in no uncertain terms that the universe belongs to God and we are simply living in it and part of it .
Apostle Paul builds on the question he asked in the previous verses““For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has become His counselor?” “Or who has first given to Him And it shall be repaid to him?”-Romans 11:34-35
Who has given anything to God valuable enough that God owes him something in return? The answer is nobody. God does not owe us anything. Paul explains why everything that is in the universe came from God to start with. He is the creator and the source of all that is good.
Secondly ,all things are through God.This means that not only is God the source of all things ,He holds them together .He sustains everything that is , He is active and present in the work of keeping the universe running .All thing that exist continue through Him.
Thirdly ,all things are to Him or for Him.In other words,everything that exists has been made for God’s purpose .They reflect glory back to Him.
Having established all this, what should be our disposition towards life now as believers? Can it be one where we confess negativity,lack, failure, I believe not! We see all things are available at our disposal for the fulfillment of God plan and purposes.
1Cor.3.21 – Therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours:
All things are ours albeit in the trust that God has committed them to us.
Nothing exists that does not serve His great plan and purpose for all things.
Paul finished his statement with “To God be glory forever”.This is both a statement of fact and prayer for its fulfillment.
FURTHER READING:John 1:3,Colossians 1:16
CONFESSION:Today,I declare that I give my all to Him.I do not live for myself but I live for God.