The Kitchen Table Devotions:          The Game of Life  Day 41

“Institutions of Life”

Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders which You have done,
And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, they would be too numerous to count.                      Psalms 40:5

There are all sorts of ideas about how to live this life.  You want to know whose ideas they were and why and where they came from.  It’s important because God has always been thinking about us and His ideas for our lives are wonderous and numerous.  The thing is that God’s ideas are institutions in life.  There are special relationships that were created to bless us and make life as wonderful as His thoughts are toward us.  Some of those God ideas, institutions, are life, marriage, family, church, and government.  God’s institutions require God’s instruction to work well for all involved.

On the very first page of the Bible, God says, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:26-28  This life is a God idea and we are to rule in it with Him, not run from it without Him.

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