The Ten Commandments
The Ten Commandments
¬A Royal Law of Love
¬First Commandment: What Is Our Greatest Priority?
¬Our Dependence on the God Who Created Us
¬Second Commandment: What Is God Like?
¬God's Many Names Reveal Much About Him
¬Third Commandment: From Profanity to Praise
¬Fourth Commandment: Key to a Relationship With Our Creator
¬Fifth Commandment: A Foundation for Success
¬How Should We Treat Parents Who Are Difficult to Honor?
¬Sixth Commandment: Life Is a Precious Gift
¬Seventh Commandment:Protect the Marital Relationship
¬Eighth Commandment:Practice Giving Rather Than Getting
¬Ninth Commandment: Truth as a Way of Life
¬Tenth Commandment: True Righteousness Comes From the Heart'
¬The Ten Commandments in the New Testament
¬Does the New Covenant Abolish the Commandments?
¬Grace, Faith, Law
¬Christ's New Commandment

Our Dependence on the God Who Created Us


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We don't realize how fragile our existence is, how constantly dependent on God's care we are. Should God allow even a few degrees' change in the average temperature of the earth's surface, the perfectly balanced ecological system that is necessary for our existence would be devastated. Only minor changes in the earth's atmosphere would permit destructive radiation to render us sterile, rapidly extinguishing human life.

Unless the delicate balance of nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, ozone and other essential gases and elements is consistently sustained in the atmosphere, life as we know it could not exist on planet earth.

The same balance is evident in the amount and distribution of water in oceans, lakes, rivers, glaciers, aquifers and mountain snowpacks in relation to the planet's land mass. The efficient dispersion of water is essential for proper irrigation of the earth's surface. The world's incredible weather system enables us to grow food, cleanse the land of waste and meet countless other needs—not to mention the recreation and beauty it provides.

Every day we depend on this delicate balance. God reveals that He actively rules and controls it all. He is the Being "who made the world and everything in it" and is "Lord of heaven and earth, [who] does not dwell in temples made with hands." The true God is not "worshiped with men's hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things" (Acts 17:24-25).

In spite of God's greatness, power and majesty, "He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being . . ." (verses 27-28).


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