Leadership in Context Episode 134 Show Notes
Understanding All Things
Leadership in Context with Keith Tucci
There are 678 references with the phrase “all things” in the Bible.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…
The vastness of God—God created the beginning. This podcast is called Leadership in Context, but we have to have our life in context before we have leadership in context. The context of life is that there is a holy, magnificent, awesome God Who created the beginning and hung the stars in the sky.
2 Samuel 23:5
Is my house not indeed so with God? For He has made an everlasting covenant with me, properly ordered in all things, and secured; for will He not indeed make all my salvation and all my delight grow?
Just as you do not know the path of the wind, and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things.
The is a theme of ALL THINGS is tied to God’s redemption (as in 2 Samuel 23:5) and His creation (as in Ecclesiastes 11:5). He is the sum total of all things.
Colossians 1:16-17, 20a
For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominions, or rulers, or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together…and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself…
All things are in subjection to Christ. With that in mind, let’s go back to Genesis and put this in context.
So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
When you read the account of creation, it puts man in the center of God’s focus of creation.
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.”
Man is the apex of God’s creation. One of the virtues that God gave to man is that man would multiply and would subdue the earth. The earth, animals, wildlife, and nature would be accountable to man, and man would have a stewardship over them. That starts with man multiplying himself.
In the present craze of people choosing to identify themselves as something different from what God made them, think about this: The Bible says that God made them male and female. It doesn’t say anything else. One of the reasons He made them male and female is so they could reproduce and multiply. Anytime you have a distortion of that, that means man cannot recreate.
People identifying as non-gender are not able to reproduce and would literally cease to exist. They would eat the fruit of their labor, which would be death.
We have to tie our sexuality back to our Creator who made us male and female. We should celebrate those creations and find out their uniqueness.
God made all things. God didn’t just bless all things. God created them, and He put man at the center of that. When Christ came and preached the gospel to us--the fulfillment of God’s redemptive plan--He gave us all authority in Heaven and earth.
The gospel message and the creation message are tied together. If you violate the creation message, then you violate the gospel message. If you violate the gospel message, you violate the creation message. God is singular; He is the same.
When the Word says He made all things, it literally refers to all things. That puts our life in context. Man now lives his life in light of the creation around him, even though he is the center of that creation. God said man is the center because Christ came to die for mankind. We have to link creation and redemption together. It is only then that all things make sense.
In the beginning, God created heaven and the earth. All things were created by Him, for Him, and through Him. Let’s put our life in the context of God’s ultimate creation. Remember that God designed us, and--through redemption--He refined us and made us acceptable to Him through Christ.
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