“Who has the right to rule?” is perhaps the most important question of the entire Bible, and, in face, in all of life. This is because when God’s highest, wisest, and most beautiful created being said in his heart, “I will be like the most High,” he challenged God’s right to rule. Since God answers to no one, Satan’s expressed goal to be “like God” unequivocally avowed his desire to be independent from God.
When Adam and Eve chose to knowingly, deliberately, and willingly disobey the clearly revealed and understood Word of God and will of God, they declared themselves independent from God. This is the very essence of sin – a spirit of independence or pride.
Hence, if all of Scripture were to be summarized in one central theme, it would simply be: God bringing glory to Himself, by bringing all things into submission to His will, by exercising His right to rule. This is the culmination and conclusion of all human history, as well as the ultimate destiny of every person.
This book is part of the ‘Little Nuggets’ series by Dr. Jerry Benjamin.