"God don't need us, we need Him."
Most people, including professing Christians, have a wrong idea about the Lord God. Back in 1991, my grandmother told me something that I will never forget. She said, "Tracy, God don't need us, we need Him." I took instruction from this simple statement. God is good to us, but He don' t need us. We need to understand that.Acts 17:24-25, God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men's hands, AS THOUGH HE NEEDED ANY THING, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things.
Man is vain--
- One man thinks he does God a favor by getting saved.
- Another man thinks he hurts God or diminishes His power by blasphemying or rejecting Him.
- Both are wrong. Let's look at the breakdown. Find your category below--Job 35:7, If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?
Job 35:6, If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?
The righteous do not increase the power of God and the wicked do not take away from the power of God. God has existed from eternity past without my love and He will continue enthroned in power and glory and might long after the vilest blasphemer is rotting in hell. God will be God forever regardless of what a man does or does not do. He is self-sustained in no way relying on man. We can help or hurt a man like us but we can't help or hurt God.
Jesus, Who is God, did not need the testimony of man. Let us take instruction from the gospel of John. When the Lord Jesus was in Jerusalem at the passover in the feast day, many people believed in His name when they saw His miracles. But look at the last part of the passage --
But Jesus did not commit himself unto them,
because he knew all men,
And NEEDED NOT THAT ANY SHOULD TESTIFY OF MAN:
for he knew what was in man.
Jesus did not, and does not, need man. When an unregenerate, hellbound man speaks evil of Jesus it don't mean nothing.
Some of us think that we are doing God a favor by going to church or reading the Bible. We even think we are doing God a favor by acknowledging Him as the Lord of our lives. No, my friends, we ain't doing Him no favor, WE ARE DOING OURSELVES A FAVOR! God don't need us, we need Him! Let us reason together and truly understand this thing.
As my mother would say, "God is God all by Himself". God created the heavens, the earth and the sea and all that dwell therein. God created Pluto and Saturn and Jupiter and the Sun. God created light and scattered the darkness, God made the swift cheetah and the delicate butterfly. God made the evaporation system. God made the industrious beaver and the tiniest micro-organisms. God made the food chain. God made the gorgeous diamonds and rubies. God made you and God made me. God does not need our oblations or anything else from our dusty frames. I see Buddhists give their statue gods cigarettes, coffee, fruit and cakes--their god can't even light the cigarette. They light it and stick it in the little pot. Their god needs them. Why? Because they created him. He's small. He's no saviour. He's false. But the TRUE God don't need you or me for one single thing. Let us understand this thing.
When I read Psalm 50 I think of my grandmother's statement. God don't even need the smallest thing from me. He said in Psalm 50:"If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
"For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.
"I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.
"Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
"I will take no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds." Psalm 50:12, 10, 11, 13, 9
God wouldn't even ask me for a sandwich if He were hungry. He don't need me for the most minute thing. God don't need me--YET He stretches out His beautiful hand to me through His only begotten Son sacrificed for me. This leads me to meditate on Psalm 8:4--What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
I literally cried when I got a hold of this verse. It is amazing to me that the Lord God is even mindful of this dusty frame. Why would He even bother to think about me? Why would He leave His glory to die on a Roman cross for me while I was yet a vile, wicked sinner who rejected Him? Why?
This brings us to why God made us in the first place:Revelation 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
God made us for His pleasure, not because He needed us. He made man in all good intention and kindness--"My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he feared me, and was afraid before my name.
"The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity."
THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY
God hasn't changed, He still wants the pleasure of our fellowship and love. He made us in His very own image. Love of all loves! Lovingly crafted in His own image. He made countless worlds for our pleasure. But that was not good enough for us. For some of us, it still ain't good enough.
Despite what God has done for us, we reject Him. We live without regard for His statutes, commandments, precepts, and laws. We want Him to stay out of our affairs so that we can do what we want. We're lawless, rebellious! Rape, murder, suicide, despair, loneliness, etc. are not God's fault! They are the fruits of doing things our own way! Man's way! Don't blame God for the evil that men do, don't dare. Put the blame where it belongs--on man. Man ain't good. Man is evil.James 1:13-17 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his OWN lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth DEATH. Do not err, my beloved brethren. EVERY GOOD GIFT AND EVERY PERFECT GIFT IS FROM ABOVE, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
If you are a scoffer, I would ask something of thee,The last time you lied, did God make you lie or did you lie because you wanted to?
Of course, you lied because you wanted to. According to the Bible, lying is a crime just like murder--you are no different from the man who kills--just like you, he did it 'cause he wanted to. It is silly to blame all the world's evils on God--which is exactly what wicked people do. Men kill and plunder and steal and backbite because they want to--just like we lie because we want to. We are all a bunch of criminals in need of forgiveness.For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
For those of you who blame everything on the devil, you can forget the lie that says, "The devil made me do it." Satan can't make you do nothing. He's not that powerful. He can only draw on the lusts already resident within the wicked human heart. We sin because we want to--Satan can only tempt you.Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Mark 7:21-23, For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, [t]hefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: [a]ll these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
Some man may say to me, "If God made us in His image, then why do we have the capacity to do evil?" Let us first understand part of what it means that we are made in the image of God:We are tri-partite: body, spirit, mind.
We can create: with our hands, with our minds.
We can reproduce: ourselves through procreation.
We have dominion: over the earth. We subdue plants, animals, etc.
We can CHOOSE: even making decisions concerning good and evil.
In making us in His image, choice is one of the attributes God wired us with. The very first man and woman chose evil and the curse of their sin continues with us today. Why do we do evil? 'Cause we choose to.Romans 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
This begs the question, "Given our wretchedness, why hasn't God totally destroyed this ol' wicked world?" God in His sovereignty knew that there would be those of us who would want what He wants--a loving, beautiful relationship. He hasn't destroyed us
...because of love.
God knew that there would be a woman named Tracy who would want Him and desire Him. He knew a man, a boy, a girl would want to rejoice in His love. Yea, He allows this wicked world to continue until the harvest is complete and the last saint gets saved. There will be no abortions--everyone that is to be born again will be born. Not one of God's children will slip through the cracks and be lost. And when the harvest is finally complete, this room, this computer, those trees, that lake, those flowers, this universe will be destroyed and remade. And in eternity, the righteous will dwell with God. But the unbelieving, and abominable and those reprobate in every good work will be cast out into the lake of fire which burneth with fire and brimstone.
We need to be begging God to be saved. But alas! We often act like we do God a favor by turning to Him. He don't need us, we need Him. When a man gets a hold of this concept, he will truly see.