God Is Glorified In Disability

God Is Glorified In Disability
“Then the Lord said to him (Moses), “Who made man’s mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is it not I, the LORD.” – Exodus 4:11

I think we could add a few more things to the end of that list.

  • paralyzed from birth?
  • cerebral palsy?
  • brain damage?
  • down syndrome?

Basically any form of being ‘disabled’ or handicapped. Who made them this way and why?

Go back up and read again what God says about the origin of these disabilities. It’s pretty straightforward: “Is it not I, the LORD.”

Are sinful people involved in some of these scenarios that lead to disabilities? Yes, of course.

But God stands above it all and doesn’t shy away from his sovereignty. The ultimate responsibility of the physical or mental condition of all mankind falls on God.

Worthless Religion vs. Pure Religion

Worthless Religion vs. Pure Religion

We live in a religious culture. Not a Christian culture, but a religious culture. Even here in my cubicle, I have sitting next to me, a professing Muslim, a Catholic, an atheist and another Christian. It's important to recognize this because no one operates without religion. Even the atheist has a religion, a system of beliefs and truths that govern their lives. We are surrounded by 'religion.'

"If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this; to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world." - James 1:26-27