by John Michalak
Search in the book of the LORD, and read: not one of these will be missing. none will lack her mate. For my mouth has commanded, and his Spirit has gathered them.
When people grow up and have kids of their own, they often…at the height of frustration…end up repeating the words of their parents. Words they swore they would never say:
“Don’t make me stop this car!”
“How many times do I have to tell you!”
“I’ll give you something to cry about!”
But, perhaps the worst line we never thought we’d never say but eventually do is:
“Because I said so!”
As our spiritual Father, God can certainly get as frustrated as human parents do when His children just won’t listen. But unlike human parents who sometimes don’t back up their authority with action, God can say, “Because I said so!” and mean it.
The effectiveness in any parent shows up when a child believes in the consequences of misbehavior as much as he or she believes in the fullness of their parents’ love.
When God promises us consequence or blessing, we better believe that He means what he says and that what He says, He will do.
God said it. And we as His children don’t always have to understand why.