Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Creator of Opposites

"The north and the south thou hast created them..." (Psl.89:12a)

God did not merely decide what represented north and south; He actually created them. They did not exist until He brought them into being. As far as our Earth is concerned, north and south (and especially north) are the determinants of east and west. The latter two are variables. That’s why there is no West or East Pole.

The logo for our son Andrew's foundation, Center for Cultural Leadership, emphasizes the premise that the only direction essential to our world is God's North. It's the only perspective that makes the other three true. Man, a fallen creature, is prone to live his life east to west, from a situational perspective, with the edges of his moral and ethical thinking becoming blurred and indistinct and circular. ("I'm right because I think like the majority; but the majority is only right because it thinks like me...blah, blah, blah.") But God created north and south—opposites—and they are poles apart. He has also created other opposites. Up is not down; black is not white; true is not false; and evil is not good. God has a word for those who reason and judge from this flawed perspective: woe. "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter" (Isa.5:20). And that is exactly what someone who chooses to ignore God's directives and His directions can expect to experience…woe.

The sincere child of God will find the Truth as surely as a compass finds the true north.

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