Day 2: The LILOE Devotional

GOD MATTERS: PART I 

“The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man,”  

Acts 17:24 

God made the earth, but He doesn’t need it. Think about that. God doesn’t need you. The creator of the universe stands independent of His creation. In every way that we are, God is not only different but more perfect. God is perfect in character. I am not. God has no beginning or end, I have both. He is present everywhere while I am somewhere. Have you considered how grand our God is?  

God is holy, without sin, and set apart from all of creation. My sin is what makes me unholy, and binds us with every other human being. God is the sovereign King, who rules over creation. Nothing escapes His power, will, or eye. When the King decrees, He is able to do whatever He says. Wisdom belongs to Him. Love defines Him. Wrath towards sin completes Him.  

When you read and believe how the Bible describes God, nothing else matters in comparison. Not only do the Scriptures describe God for our comprehension, but they also tell us how incomprehensible God is. His ways are higher than our ways, and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. God is beyond even your mental construct of Him. The minute you believe you know God is the moment you should say as Paul did, “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” (Romans 11:33-34).  

ACT NOW 

  • Write down Romans 11:33-34 on an index card and memorize the verse.
  • Place the card in your Bible, and recall it to memory every time you open it. 

FURTHER REFLECTION 

Read Job 26:14; Psalm 145:3; Isaiah 55:8-9. 

Excerpted from The LILOE Devotional, available now on Amazon in both print and digital editions.

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