What God Desires (2 of 3) by Jeff Strite

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What God Desires (2 of 3)
Series: The Attributes of God
Jeff Strite
Genesis 3:6-10

OPEN: Recently, President Elect George W. Bush has been going through the process of having Congress approve his cabinet selections.
During John F. Kennedy's presidency, there was one member of his cabinet who had a unique relationship with the President: the Attorney General was his brother Robert. Robert Kennedy was reported to have greeted new lawyers entering the Department with the following message:
''This may appear to be a large organization, but when you do something well, I'll hear about it and it will go on your record. I want you to recall that I was recently a lowly worker in the Justice Department myself, but that I now serve as Attorney General, due to perseverance, long hours, hard work, and the fact that my brother became President of the United States… not necessarily in that order.''

APPLY: It helps to be related.
One of the key messages of the Bible (from beginning to end) has been: We're created in God's image.
That gives a unique relationship with God. And because of that relationship, God places immense value on you and me.

In Genesis One, God created the Light and said: ''That's good''
He created the sun, moon and stars and said: ''That's good''
He created the vegetation and said: ''That's good''
He created the animals and said: ''That's good''

But on the 6th day, after having created man and giving him dominion over all the works that He had created, God said: ''That's VERY good.'' Or in other words: ''That's REAL good.''

In Psalm 8:4-9 we read the question: ''What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet: all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths ...

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