“Won’t You Let God?”
Does your preacher often address men and women with this statement: “won’t you let God do this or that?”
It doesn’t sound very God-like does it?
There is a tract I have seen called “God’s Simple Plan of Salvation.” On the backside of that little tract were the words, “Please! Let God save you this very moment!” I cannot understand how anyone who has given any serious time and attention to the word of God can make such statements. I could never use such words in reference to the God of the Bible, but men preach the God they believe in.
Men and women are being addressed in churches and in tracts with statements such as “God is trying to do this or that” or “Won’t you let God do this or that?”
Have you ever considered the implications of such statements?
Do such statement exalt and magnify, honor and glorify God in the mind of the hearer?
Do such statements have any biblical support, either by precept or example?
The answer is NO, absolutely not!
The whole of the word of God is an open rebuke to any that would make such statements.
Why would anyone make statements so demeaning, so belittling, and so dishonoring to God?
Does the puny, sinful creature give his Almighty Creator, Sustainer and Benefactor permission to act?
“Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance. All nations before Him are as nothing, and vanity…He sits upon the circle of the earth and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers.”
If I were to tell you to let the sun shine, you would probably think me insane; but that would be far more reasonable than telling you to let God Almighty do something!
The Psalmist says, “our God is in the heavens: He hath done whatsoever He hath pleased” (Psalm 115:3), and again, “Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did He in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places” (Psalm 135:6).
“He doeth according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto Him, What doest Thou?”
“He worketh all things after the counsel of His own will.”
The God of the Bible, the only true and living God, is absolutely sovereign, absolutely independent, and absolutely free – He is God!
HE dwells above all, He does as He pleases, always as He pleases, and only as He pleases – because He is God!
He never does anything, which He does not desire to do and never desires to do anything, which He does not do.
If this were not true, then, quite simply, He would NOT be GOD!
Now what about those words in the little religious tract, “Please, let God save you this very moment”?
Let God save you?
Who is in need, God or man?
Who is the dependent one, God or man?
Who is the beggar, God or man?
Whose well being depends upon whom?
Let God save you?
That statement presents the notion that God’s almighty, saving grace is like water shut up in a pipe, and can only drip or flow if some puny sinner is pleased to turn the faucet (John 5:21; John 17:2).
Reader, do you think of God in that way?
Do you think of God as a water faucet which puny, sinful men may turn on and off at will?
Folks, read your Bibles.
By Donald Bell