Saturday, April 9, 2011

God at Work

But the Lord reigns forever, executing judgment from his throne. He will judge the world with justice and rule the nations with fairness. Psalm 9: 7-8 NLT

I have this mental picture of King David on his throne in a special throne room. This is where the people come to be judged and to ask for help in making legal decisions. David sits on the throne and individuals come to him, bow, and present their case. Perhaps money or gifts are also presented. But they don't sway David's judgment. He judges fairly in each case, hearing everyone equally and wisely.

So, when David thinks of God in judgment, he can relate. God sits on God's throne. God reigns forever. God judges the world with justice. God makes fair decisions. Just like me.

If you personified God in ways similar to your own job, what would God be doing? Would God be judging from an office high rise? Is God at a computer screen in a home or in a huge room with television monitors?  I would have to picture God preaching at my church!

Is God judging, searching, guiding, giving mercy or something else? What are you doing when you are working?

God, we are imagining where you may be right this very moment looking at us and the whole earth. We pray for mercy and forgiveness for all the stupid things you are observing that we are doing. Give us guidance, Lord, so that we may do your will in all things. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Copyright 2011 Amelia G. Sims

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