Saturday, April 25, 2009

daily text 04/25

Saturday, April 25th
"Yours is the kingdom, O Jehovah, the One also lifting yourself up as head over all." (1 Chronicles 29:11)

After creating the angels, Jehovah extended his rulership by bringing into existence the vast and intricate physical universe, including the earth. (Job 38:4, 7; Psalms 148:5, 6) With the creation of the first human pair, God exercised his sovereignty in yet another way. Besides providing humans with everything they needed to live a purposeful and satisfying life, Jehovah granted them dominion over the lower creatures of the earth-a delegation of authority. (Genesis 1:26-28; 2:8, 9) Adam and Eve had the prospect of living forever in an earthly paradise home. (Genesis 2:15-17) What can we conclude from all of this? First, Jehovah has always been exercising his sovereignty over all his creation. Second, God's rulership is benevolent and dignifying. Finally, our obeying and supporting God's rulership will result in eternal blessings.
(Watchtower issue: 12/01/07, 1:3-5)