Rising Joy by Vicki Matheny
This is what the Lord says: “The heavens are my throne and the earth is my footstool. Where then is the house you will build for me? Where is the place where I will rest? My hand made them; that is how they came to be,” says the Lord. I show special favor to the humble and contrite, who respect what I have to say. Isaiah 66.1-2
God is amazing! He is the creator of everything in this universe. He saved the best for last, humans.
God wanted a relationship with his creation. He would walk in the garden of Eden with Adam and Eve. He gave only one rule to be obeyed: do not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. He placed the tree in the middle of the garden, not in some obscure corner where it would be hard to find. Every day, man would have to look at the tree and make a decision, to obey or not to obey.
That decision continues today: to obey or not to obey. In essence, to respect what God has to say through his son, Jesus. He calls upon us to deny ourselves daily, and take up our cross and follow him, Luke 9.23. It is our choice to die to our own selfish desires and follow him or not.
What will your choice be? Will you show respect for God?