Everything Man Creates
Every good thing man creates results from what God has created, "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." Eph. 2:10. We either believe the truth of His creation and expand on it, or we reject Him and His creation by being untruthful about it or fighting against it. We are either with Him or against Him, "He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad." Matt. 12:30. We are either helping Him gather His family or working to scatter it abroad. However, He created us to do good works, which He defines as helping Him complete His plan, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." Rom. 8:28. Bad things eventually happen when we are not working according to His purpose.
We saw a bird fly and wanted to do the same, so we created airplanes. We were amazed by the brains God gave us and decided to replicate them by building computers. He created us to do these things and wants us to enjoy this kind of abundant life for eternity, "And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth." Gen. 1:28 and "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Rom. 6:23 and "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." Jn. 10:10.
We have choices. We can follow God's plan, "Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth." 1 Tim. 2:4, which leads us unto the path He describes for us as the fruit of the Spirit, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law." Gal. 5:22-23. Or, we can follow the devil's way and undermine everything God has created good. God calls this the reprobate mind, "And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;" Rom. 1:28 and "Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith." 2 Tim. 3:8 and "Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen." Rom. 1:24-25. This happens when we put our selfish desires above God's calling to love. Each of us must decide this for ourselves. This is what free will is all about, "I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:" Deut. 30:19.
Let us create what God has willed for us. This is how we live the abundant life He offers us.
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