Sunday, November 19, 2006

Lord of ALL

Before we look at our benefits and responsibilities that come from called God Adonai, I want to let you know something I was reminded of today in Sunday School. Many of the examples of God's names and character are from the Old Testament, during the Old Covenant. We are now under the New Covenant, sealed by Jesus' blood. Now, although this doesn't make God's character void just because it was revealed during the Old Covenant (or even before!) it is good to recognize that God's character is also revealed in Christ. Just look at what His Word tells us about the relationship between Jesus and God:

"He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation...For it was the Father's good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him." Colossians 1:15,19

So, what describes God also describes Christ! And we are to strive to be like Christ...which means we are striving to be like God! To be His image...what we were intended to be, for He made us in His image!

Okay, now to the Word for more about Adonai!
Psalm 89:50-51 : We can ask God, as His servants!, to remember our reproach for His sake, remember our suffering.

Psalm 141:8-10 : This is great! We focus our eyes on Him, our Master, our Adonai. As our Master, we take refuge in Him for our defense. He protects us and allows safe passage.

Psalm 119:125 : How great is this, we are His servants but He gives to us...understading to KNOW Him...His testimonies. Just ask!

Judges 6: 14-16 : This is just after God has told Gideon to go battle the Midianites. He is afraid and God basically tells him this: Isn't I who have sent you? So, don't you think I'll be with you? GO! He's not going to desert us, especially when He has sent us. We must obey!

Who is God Lord over? Is He Lord over everyone? Is He Lord over only those who have accepted His forgiveness and mercy? He tells us!

Deuteronomy 9:26 - He is Lord over His people, the Israelites.
Psalm 2:1-4 - He is Lord over the nations, kings, and rulers.
Psalm 8:1, 6-8 - He is Lord over all the earth. He has given man control over all things He has made, but He is Lord.
Psalm 37:12-13 - He is Lord over the wicked and the righteous.
Psalm 97:5 - He is Lord over the whole earth, even the mountains which melt in His presence!
Psalm 114:7 - Once again He is Lord over the earth, the earth that trembles before Him!
Psalm 135:5 - He is Lord over all other gods...woah!
Psalm 136:3 - He is Lord of lords...we are to ive Him thanks for His lovingkindness.

I know that's a lot. It's a lot for me! Guess what...theres more to come!

1 comment:

Erika said...

That IS a lot. It's really something to remember and be constantly reminded that God IS Lord over everything. I am struck by Psalm 37:12-13 "The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them; 13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming."

He is Lord, even amongst the evildoers... they just don't know it. Or they do know it and are deliberately being disobedient.

Thank you for sharing what you thought of this morning during Sunday School. Jesus is the perfect example for us on how to be like God. If we can just remember to be like Christ... then we are like God as well.

Whew! That's the way to kick off a week!!