God Does Not Need Us

Most servants know who their master is. They may not like or respect their master, but they know who the master is. If they want a job, they keep serving the master.

This is true for all servants except God’s. The Bible tells believers they are God’s servants. Yet being a servant is demeaning, especially to us freedom minded Americans.

“I’m my own master” is Americanism 101. “I call my own shots. I’m the captain of my ship” etc, etc.

The American Gospel reflects this anti-submission mindset. We skip over the multitude of verses that tell us we’re servants of God’s to get to the one that says “we’re no longer servants but sons.” This is true, but all the other verses saying we’re servants are true, too.

God does not need us. He doesn’t need your money even though your pastor will tell you giving to his church is “giving back to God.” He doesn’t need your service to keep His plan working. He also doesn’t beg us to listen to Him, as though He needed the assurance He was still acceptable to us.

Nope. God doesn’t need us. Let Psalm 50:12 beautifully state God’s point of view, “If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.”

Oh that’s beautiful! Even if God were starving to death, He wouldn’t ask us for food! If we were starving to death I guarantee you’d ask Him for food.

God is awesome. He calls the shots. I suggest we serve the Master

2 thoughts on “God Does Not Need Us”

  1. I can’t help but to serve Him, because I love Him. And I love Him, because He first loved me. To my shame, I would never had served or loved God, unless He first loved, and served up His life for me.

  2. True – and to me, the fact that God doesn’t need us to accomplish His purpose makes it even more wonderful that He wants us to be partners with Him in the work He wants to do through us (1 Cor. 3:9; 2 Cor. 6:1).

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