Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life. (1 Tim. 6:18-19)
The judgment, verdict, conclusion, law, precepts,
commandments, expectations, etc. of God are products of God’s Divine Nature.
This understanding is basic to our partaking of the Divine Nature of God.
This point is clearly clarified and illustrated when Jesus
said to some Pharisees, “You brood of
vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what
the heart is full of. A good man brings
good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things
out of the evil stored up in him.” (Matt. 12:34-35 NIV). Take notice of the
question Jesus started with, “how can you
who are evil…” say anything good? This is a grave and deep statement of
which we may glean enormous benefits if carefully explored and extrapolated.
Words, conclusions, inferences and judgments are “tainted”
by respective Nature. Everyone sees
through his/her lenses. This is key and crucial. Notice further how Jesus
clarified Himself, “For the mouth speaks
what the heart is full of”. What an
assertion. And we know whatever Jesus
says about a subject is the truth about that subject. That notice must not infuriate
anyone but rather inform and preform everyone. This understanding will and must
help everyone to validate the platform from which our judgment are fabricated,
extradite what is not according to the truth and be joined to the reasoning of
truth. Jesus puts it thus, “Make a tree good and its fruit will be
good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by
its fruit.” (Matt. 12:33 NIV)
Beloved, gaining this background, how can God being good say anything bad; therefore? We must
realize, apprehend, grasp the Nature of God to understand and tolerate the
judgments and commandments of God “For the
Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all
generations. God is good and His mercies endureth “(Psalm 100:5 KJV) therefore
all His commandments and commitments are borne and delivered by His Good nature – I love to
God being good therefore will not require anything less
neither will anyone who claims His Nature be different. God requires us to be
God good natured and the only way anyone can integrate the nature of God is to
assimilate, ingest, digest, and adapt God’s Word. That is the only way.
Jesus said, “If ye
continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John
8:31-32 KJV. Beloved, the pride and glory of our shared nature with God is measured
by the volume and abounding riches of Good works that generates continuing thanksgiving
to the Glory of God through us. That is our call and mandate.
“Command them to do
good, to be rich in good deeds…” Paul wrote to Timothy and that charge persists
God made Man to be fruitful. God’s end or purpose in the
creation of Man was for Man to be Fruitful. It is this purpose (of being
Fruitful) that defines and denotes the true and cherished existence of Man.
Gaining and owning the understanding of this grand objective would motivate and
provoke every man to pursue and realize the set goal.
It is contextual to gain the notice of the first set of
words Man heard at creation; “Be
Fruitful…”; these two words must trigger a ring tone in our existence as
the primary mission for being made or alive. We have a Mandate (an official
order to perform a task), a commission and an assignment to be Fruitful. A
mandate to bring forth yield and produce to the delight and pleasure of God who
As we live and progress through life, this charge ought to
remain central to our reflections, contemplations and adulation as the core and
essence of our being here. This is a charge and a mission to pursue and
accomplish – Praise the Lord. To pursue and perpetuate this noble call and
course, we must understand the importance of the Mandate to God, the process
and path to realize the objective.
In God’s giving the Mandate, God desired and designed Man to
gain dominion, subdue and replenish the earth; for God said about creating Man,
“Let us make man in our image, after our
likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the
fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every
creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” (Gen. 1:26 KJV). To operate
in dominion, Man must necessarily be fruitful. Being fruitful confers the means
to gain dominance and influence.
This was aptly illustrated by the growth of Israel in
Egypt. The Bible says, “And the children of Israel were fruitful,
and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the
land was filled with them. Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew
not Joseph. And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of
Israel are more and mightier than we:” (Exo. 1:7-10 KJV). Being fruitful
made Israel “more and mightier” thus
becoming a threat to the Egyptians.