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19 For it pleased [eudokeo] the Father that [hoti] in [en] him [autos] should [katoikeo] all [pas]fulness[pleroma] dwell [katoikeo]; KJV-Interlinear
it was the Father's good pleasure for all the fulness
to dwell in Him, NASB
Gods good pleasure, means just that.It was Gods intent to create humanity and
angels, and to have them share the universe and heaven with Him forever.
If God is perfect, then
by making man and angels He must have had a purpose in mind.God does not do things arbitrarily, since
that is inconsistent with His character.
attributes.God has an essence, which we
studied several days ago.That means
that God has the highest of standards to live by, which are all based on
truth.To compromise those standards, would
mean that God would not be God.That is
the approach of all religions out there.Man tries to make God in mans image and conform to mans
negative believers alike, have no standards, except those which generate their
own personal selfish desires, which are considerably lower than Gods standards.
Gossips want to gossip
and destroy or bring harm to others, and in so doing they want to satisfy their
own ego and promote themselves, but at someone else's
expense.Criminals see nothing wrong in
what they do, until they get caught, then they are soooo sorry (because they were caught). Tyrants are bullies
and see everyone as expendable peasants to serve their whims.Tyrants can only be controlled by means of a
greater violence than they themselves can bring.Remember Sadaams
execution video online?With the rope
around his neck he was still defiant.
So, mans standards are
no standards whatsoever. Though man sees himself as being rational and
reasonable, all human efforts end up in disaster, because all human intents are
formed out of evil.How do we know
this?Simply look at history! Why do you
think that God goes to so much trouble to allow history to unfold?Because all of these arguments have been made
What about this?What about that?And so history reveals mans failures and Gods
perfection.Case closed.And as for those who simply refuse to see it,
well look at Sadaam.Or, look in the mirror.Who among you can sustain the universe?
One by one mans arguments and logic collapse into a miserable pile of
So, God looks around to
find someone who can pull it all together, and behold there is the next person
of the Trinity.God did not have to look
very far, to find someone perfect (who happens to also be God), and who could
pull off the most sophisticated plan in all of history.
Man certainly cannot do
anything to control history, or control anything for that matter.Can you keep the planets in their orbits,
make the winds blow or cease, make your hair to grow
or stop, make your right foot into your left or whatever? No.
There isn t much of anything
that you can do, once you really begin to understand that it is God who has
looked down the tunnel of time and has seen every thought and decision you and
everyone will ever have.
It is God who gives
life.If is God who coordinates every
human birth, which will cause some kind of interaction with other humans.Of the seven billion people who are on the
planet now, God placed us all here now, not a hundred years ago, not a thousand
years ago, but now.And all of the
intricate relationships that we all have amongst ourselves, no matter how
insignificant, God placed us all here, now, to live our lives together with all
of those relationships.
Do you sell?He put customers in the world who would make the decision to buy from you.Do you serve? He put people in the world to whom you could serve.Do you give or take?He put
people in the world to whom or with whom you could interact.Are you a self made person?Think again.
So, God is pleased with
Christ, of whom all the fullness of life, of creation, of history, of His plan,
have come together.And despite man and angels attempts to screw things up with their better
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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