Commentary By: Gordon King
Who am I? Who am I to say what is right and what is wrong? Am I so righteous and holy that I know all things, that I know what to say and when to say it, that I can preach about the messages that God has given me to share?!
My friends, it is not I but God! I am unworthy to be called a child of God, yet I am. I have no righteousness within me to say who is right and who is wrong, it all comes from the Lord! By the grace of God!
Without God I could do none of this, without God I am as useless as a rock! Yet it is not I who does these things but the Rock upon which I stand, Jesus Christ!
I have no special attributes which make me able to share what God has given me to share, no unique qualities that I can stand upon to enable me to do what I do. Without God I am just another soul to be counted upon the masses, a sinner doomed for failure, headed for a destructive life, for eternal destruction!
Yet God sees within me what I cannot see within myself. He has used me for His will, He has placed within me what I need to get things done, to make things right, and to fulfill His will. I am found righteous in the eyes of the Lord, not of my own doing but by His grace and mercy upon me!
What I do for the Lord is all from the Lord. What I see of God and heaven above is from the Lord. And what I hear from God is all from God! Nothing that I do which is good is of my own doing but from God.
I share of the goodness of God, of His tender mercies and of His loving grace. I speak of God’s word as if it has authority and power over our lives, because it does, because He has given me the power and the will to do so! Nothing of my own doing, it is all from God.
Without God in my life I know who I am and it is not a pretty picture! However, with God in my life, as my life, I also see who I now am, a child of God, a saint, a king, a priest. I am righteous and holy in God’s eyes, I am able to do all things through Christ who strengthens me! My Father in heaven sees me as He sees His Son, although I do not deserve it this is how He sees me, perfected in all things!
It is by the blood of the Lamb, the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross that has enabled me to be called a child of God! It is through His tender mercies and grace that I have been changed from a lost soul with a dead spirit to a living being, a new creation, one with God and His Spirit, a possession forever of the God of the universe!
And now that it has been done in my life, I can live a life which glorifies God. The power is within me is given by God to enable me to share the truth of God’s word. It gives me courage and strength, wisdom and understanding, truth and conviction!
Nothing that I do which is good comes from myself, but from my Creator, Jesus Christ! All good things come from God, all good things are done by God, and all good things glorify God!
Whatever is good comes from the Lord, whatever is righteous and holy comes from God. It is God who gives us strength and courage, it is God who provides all things, it is God who convicts us of our sins, and it is God who chastens us for our sins. With God we can accomplish all things, but without God we can do nothing, for all things were made by God and for God, and He holds all things together!
Do not worry about tomorrow for God will provide us with our needs, do not worry if you are good enough for none of us are. But remember this one thing, a person must be born again of the spirit in order to see the kingdom of heaven! The only way to be born again is to repent of ones sins and to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, there is no other way!
If you are a child of God then you are precious in God’s eyes, you have been found righteous and holy in God’s eyes whether you think you are or not! Your sins have been removed from you as far as the East is from the West, that is eternity. You have been filled with the Holy Spirit of God, He shall never leave you nor forsake you!
Do what is good in the sight of the Lord, not of your own doing but through the power of God Almighty! Perform His will for you and He will provide you with what you need to succeed. Listen to God, meditate upon His word, and apply it to your life!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!