Friday, October 11, 2013

The Value Of Nothingness

By Dr. Ronnie W. Wolfe

There Was Never Just Nothing 

We know that God has always existed. His essence requires it; his nature compels it; his name demands it. There has never been only nothing. There has always been God.

The Earth Hangs Upon Nothing

When God created the heavens and the earth, he had to hang it up in space; and because there was only one thing to hang it on, he hung it on nothing. So this "nothing" has great value.

The Inhabitants Of Earth Are As Nothing

Daniel 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

So, that means that the only value that man has is God himself through his Son, Jesus Christ and his work on Calvary.

Notice also:  Isa 40:17 All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.

Satan Has Nothing In Christ

John 14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

Satan never did have anything in Christ, he now has nothing in Christ, and he never will have anything in Christ. As Satan has much in us, this nothingness in Christ is a valued characteristic. Satan can do nothing to hinder the work of Christ, for Christ has nothing in him, and Satan has nothing in Christ.

Nothing of Righteousness In Us

There is nothing of righteousness in us, for the Bible says in Rom. 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

The only righteousness that we have is that which is imputed or credited to us by God through Jesus Christ:  2 Cor. 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

We Have Nothing To Glory In

1 Cor. 9:16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!

The value of this "nothing" is that we have only one Gospel to preach, only one Jesus to trust, and only one word to study. There is nothing else. We do not have a "choice" as to what to believe or preach or what to practice. All glory goes to God, so we preach, not another Gospel or another Jesus, but the Christ, the one and only true God.

Oh, so many more "nothings" that have value, but this sampling should give us pause to think of our great responsibility to preach the word, witness the truth, and have our faith in the one true God and his Son Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit.