Who is our God? What is He like?
He is a protector.
Have you ever put yourself in a precarious situation, and suffered the consequences of what turned out to be a foolish decision? We have, no doubt, all experienced that at some point in time. The Bible truth then rings in our hearts to:
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.(Galatians 6:7-8)
Lessons learned the hard way are never pleasant. They are however, extremely thorough. As we consider God and His interrelation with man, we are quick to realize one very important truth about Him.
He is involved in the affairs of men, and always seeks to warn the wicked of their evil ways, so as to turn them from their soon destruction.
And if that is not enough, we see God often intervening to thwart the plans of men. Seemingly to keep them from the foolish way, ultimately protecting them from themselves.
In Genesis eleven we find just such an account. Consider:
And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.(Genesis 11:6-7)
Man, in his imagination, can devise some foolish plans. God in His mercy, and as a great Protector does all that He can to thwart those plans. He sends His wisdom crying after us, often pleading:
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.(Proverbs 1:22-23)
As you look back on the times that your plans were thwarted, pause for a moment and thank the Lord that He cared enough for you to protect you from your foolish imagination.
He is a great Protector.
Behold our God!