Creator and Sustainer

Re:Verse passage – Matthew 7:7-11 (day two) 

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him! vs. 11

Jesus addresses an interesting dichotomy that exists in our very nature. The first is our sin nature. Make no mistake, we are sinners. Born under the curse of sin, none of us is born righteous. This flies in the face of any modern sensibility. You will hear people speak of human nature as basically good, and you know they are not speaking from a Christian worldview. Our bent is to sin and self-preservation.

In our sin nature, however, we are also wired with the capacity to love. We are especially wired to care for our children. We share this with virtually every species on the planet.

What separates us from the rest of creation is our capacity to recognize our sin nature. Jesus uses this ability to reason to help us look around. If we, even in our fallen state, will care for our children: If we, see God as not only creator, but sustainer: If we then, see God as providing for us as his children, we can rest in his care and provision.

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

One thought on “Creator and Sustainer”

  1. Awesome words..thank you. We just studied this passage in a Bible study I lead. Thank you for your words and reminder!

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