Friday, August 21, 2009

One awesome resume

Good morning. Today’s scripture comes from Psalm 93:1-2 (NIV):

“The Lord reigns, he is robed in majesty;
the Lord is robed in majesty
and is armed with strength.
The world is firmly established;
it cannot be moved.
Your throne was established long ago;
you are from all eternity.”

In today’s job market, the basic requirement is to have an electronic resume and letter. Then, too, you might have a personal Web site, a LinkedIn profile, as well as a social marketing gimmick such as a Facebook profile. All those things let the world know who you are and what you can do for a potential employer.

If God were to write a resume, what do you think he would put on it? Just in the past few days, we’ve included two character traits that surely would be included: He loves us, and he is righteous. What about that creation thing; do you think that would be a resume builder. Just how would he word that? Would someone think he was being pompous by stating he had created the world, universe and heavens in six days way back when? “Did you get a bonus for that job?”

The Bible tells us who God is in every book. He is not some fly-by-night god (note the lower-case g) who needs to come up with flowery characterizations of himself just to pump himself up for mankind. This short psalm gives us a window of who God is. “He is robed in majesty.” He “is armed with strength.” The “world is firmly established” and “it cannot be moved.” His “throne was established long ago,” and, finally,” he is “from all eternity.” Powerful stuff, our God. Nothing else can match his accomplishments.

And yet the world keeps finding things in God’s creation to worship and take the place of the creator. Go figure. We hug trees and rocks, but don’t want a hug from God. We cherish the life of an animal, but not the fetus inside a woman’s womb. We make false idols out of work, money, play, and lust after the things of this world. We want credit for everything good that happens in our lives, and blame God when things go bad. We worship at the foot of “me” every day. God hasn’t changed in thousands of years; if anything changes it’s us. We can look at the world around us and know that God cares for us, because he put so much thought into his creation. Each of us is special because God created us in his image—not in the image of a rock, a tree or an animal. Our God has a resume filled with awesome accomplishments. All that remains is for you to hire him, and make him No. 1 in your company.

How does this apply to my life?

Today’s prayer: Lord, help me to always worship you, the creator of the heavens and the universe and everything in them. Thank you for the beauty around me. I marvel at your workmanship. Amen

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