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You Are Worthy: 5.25in Square

February 11, 2015

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You are worthy, Jehovah our God, to receive the glory and the honor

and the power, because you created all things, and because of your will

they came into existence and were created.

Revelation 4:11

The two cornerstones of Jehovah’s sovereignty are his RIGHT, and his RIGHTEOUSNESS. The scripture in Revelation above shows why God has the right to be our sovereign. He is the Creator. He is worthy to have the power because he made all things. When we choose to be obedient to God’s commands we are acknowledging that he has the right to set laws for his intelligent creation.

What about his righteousness? This is where the understanding of why Jehovah gives us certain commands comes in. The Bible is rich with detail of his dealings with mankind from the very beginning. Jehovah caused all this information to be recorded because he doesn’t want blind obedience. He’s not that kind of God. He invites us to use our free will to love him and to obey him. He has the right to be obeyed, but his commands are also righteous. He reveals himself to us in the pages of the Bible so that we can get to know him and to understand that he is a loving God who has our best interests foremost in mind.

In fact, he asks us to “Taste and see that Jehovah is good.” Psalm 34:8. How would you know if a new food appeals to you if you don’t try it out for yourself? Your family and friends may like it/not like it, but that doesn’t mean you will. The only way to be sure is if you taste it for yourself. Jehovah invites us to “taste and see” for ourselves. He knows how the human mind and heart work, because he designed them. He knows what’s truly good for us, not just for the next five minutes but forever. When we do things his way, and experience for ourselves how matters work out for us in the long term, we grow in confidence in this loving and righteous God, and we can start to see how all of his commands will lead us in the path of true happiness.

(An interesting side point is that Jehovah always abides by his own standard of righteousness. Of how many humans in positions of authority can that be said? What an endearing quality! This is a person who can be trusted and relied on with the utmost confidence.)

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This card was made with the addition to juno Misty Provence,

The Scenic Papers. More information about these

will be posted on Juno’s Place shortly.juno Misty Provence J Mat web

The blank Journalling Mat is included in the card download.

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