Exodus 3:14 God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”;
I bounced this off a friend who will remain anonymous (D. M.), before writing it. I assume he will remain my friend afterwards. But it occurs to me that our Heavenly Father is really focused on Himself. It is all about Him!
Not only was mankind created in His image, designed for His purpose and to express His glory, we were also allowed to fall into sin by His permissive will and then redeemed by His only Son through His own resurrection power to be restored to a holy relationship with Him.
When I asked D.M. about this he smugly replied, yeah…, and…, so what? Of course it is all about Him Michael. Do you have a problem with that? If so, take it up with Him privately and don’t bring my name or initials up in the conversation.
So I did just that. I asked the Almighty what that was all about, this self absorption as I saw it. It was my Job moment. He didn’t skip a beat. Who, or what else could absorb Me?
Job 38:3-4 Dress for action like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me. “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding.
David expressed this in 1 Kings 8:27 “But will god indeed dwell on the earth? Behold heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you.
And it is recorded in Acts 7:49 ‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool.
And once more Colossians 1:16 (TNIV) For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.
And in Colossians 1:19-21 For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven
God is all that and more because He alone is I AM. He alone is worthy of praise and honor and glory. And yes, He alone can claim rightly to be self absorbed, because only He can contain Himself.
D.M. stood aside me, laughed and said…, I told you so!