His Glory, My Good

Psalm 29, Romans 8:28

“You have neither heard nor understood; from of old your ear has not been open… For my own name’s sake I delay my wrath; for the sake of my praise I hold it back from you.”
(IsaIah 48:8-9)

It is astounding that the great Maker of all things should stoop down to speak into the lives of the creatures He fashioned. The moment He created Adam and Eve in His image, He began to explain His heart to them, granting them the breathtaking privilege of exploring the mind, desires, and thoughts of their Creator. God never intended His people to figure out life on their own, even before the fall. They were created to love and worship the Wonderful Counselor who would explain their world to them.

In the fall, God permitted the intrusion of another counselor who would capture the hearts and minds of His people and carry them into sin. Why would God allow such a thing? Since He does all things for His own glory and the good of His people, this dark moment in time and all its consequences must demonstrate His glory and benefit His chosen ones. God’s love for His people is magnified and celebrated when we know Him as a merciful, forgiving God who invades our lives to rescue us through Jesus.

“The Glory of God and the Good of His people are inseparably connected.”
(John Newton)

Source:  Anchor Devotional


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