Profitable to God

Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said: Can a man be profitable to God? Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself. Is it any pleasure to the Almighty if you are in the right, or is it gain to him if you make your ways blameless?
Job 22:1–3
Profitable to God
The question posed by Eliphaz in his final response to Job is whether or not God needs us.  Is there anything we have on God which makes it necessary for Him to keep us and sustain us?  The answer of course is no.  Go is perfectly capable of existing without us.  In fact, He existed without us for an eternity until the day He spoke everything into existence.  For our sinful natures this can be a hard position to be in.  We always seek to get the upper hand.  We prefer people to own us a debt, to be reliant upon us.  When this is not the case, we are vulnerable, left exposed with out recourse if our relationship should deteriorate. And as sinner we know that we are constantly doing things which tear at our bond with God.  Each sin places a barrier between us and God which on our own can not be removed.  Still, God chooses to love and care for us.  He has promised to always be our God, and never leave or forsake us.  He has created a bond which is held in place by Him, for us.  He sent His Son to die for us so that those barriers of sin would be destroyed and that we would have access to the Father.  Through His Means of Grace God continues to restore our broken relationship with Him and free us from the shackles of sin, death, and the devil.  Our worth in the eyes of God is seen in the cross.  He died for us so that we might live in Him.  And in this we have the assurance of salvation.
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