Friday, June 17, 2016

Abraham 3:24-25 -- On Collaborating with God

"And there stood one among them that was like unto God, and he said unto those who were with him: We will go down, for there is space there, and we will take of these materials, and we will make an earth whereon these may dwell;
And we will prove them herewith, to see if they will do all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall command them;"
Abraham 3:24-25

There is something really compelling in the idea presented here... that the creation was a collaborative effort.  I like the idea of participating with God in building something, and the idea of being part of something so great and vast.  I like also that God explains why they are doing it before they begin.  It almost makes it seem like a normal construction project, even though the materials and the construction are way beyond what we on Earth currently know how to do.

As stated in the verse, part of the purpose of building the Earth, and of our lives, is a test, to see if we can choose goodness and God without him standing right there. :)  So, in that sense, we have some distance from God where we need to make our own choices.  But in another way, I think our lives are similar to the situation in these verses.  We need to make our own choices and do our own jobs, but God is also offering to collaborate.  He wants to help us, but that choice, to turn to him and ask for help, that's part of the test.  It's like a coming-of-age journey, and we need to figure out for ourselves that we need our elders. :)

Today, let's realize that we need God, and let's turn to him and be willing to collaborate with him in the building of our lives.  Maybe if we learn a lot and get this project right, we'll be able to participate in much bigger ones someday. :)

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