by Randy Chambers, 2015-10-29
Psalm 147:11, NIV: The LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.
If I said to my wife, “I don’t need you,” how do you think she might take that? When I hear people say, “God does not need you,” it makes me wonder how some people might receive it. I suppose those who say it expect that those who hear it understand what they mean without adding to it. I suspect what they mean to say is that, in order to exist, survive, work, etc. God does not require us. He, His will, the universe, and so on, will go on whether you or I are here or not. Hopefully we are not so egocentric as to believe that God would not exist if not for any of us. So, yes in fact, God does not need us. But the wonder of it all is that He desires us. Our need or desire for others is often born out of selfish concern, but with God, that is not possible. There is nothing ever selfish in His motives, and His concern is always for the best good of they whom He loves.