Jill Jarrell Newsome
"Because I Said So"
When I was growing up I heard this a lot! It used to make me so mad! I got no other explanation than, "because I said so." And that meant the conversation was over. I could move on! I just did not understand the reasoning or motives for things. If I didn't understand then it was hard for me to accept. Gosh, I haven't changed a bit! But now, it is my Heavenly Father that says to me, "because I said so!"
Ezekiel 37: 14, “I have spoken, and I will do it, declares the LORD” I think that is God talking to me, His child, telling me basically, "because I said so." God is declaring something - He has spoken. There need not be any more discussion. But how many times do we ask "why"?
Maybe kids do not hear, "because I said so" today like I did but I believe God still says it. I think He uses it, just like a parent, to remind us of who is in authority. Our faith demands that we obey God's commands and do His will, like it or not. Whether we understand it or not.
2 John 1: 6, "This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it." God is a very patient parent! He abounds in grace and love! He does not get exasperated when I ask questions. But I believe He wants me to grow in my trusting. Trust and obey. Trust and obey just because He IS God.
Ecclesiastes 8:2-5, "Obey the king’s command, I say, because you took an oath before God. Do not be in a hurry to leave the king’s presence. Do not stand up for a bad cause, for he will do whatever he pleases. Since a king’s word is supreme, who can say to him, 'What are you doing?' Whoever obeys his command will come to no harm, and the wise heart will know the proper time and procedure." God wants us to obey Him. He wants us to trust His authority over our lives. God is the truth! If God says it is true, then it is true! Whether we agree with it or not. Whether we understand it or not.
Maybe we better go back to our roots, "Jesus loves me, this I know, For the Bible tells me so." We declared this every time we sang it - just because. Just because the Bible told us so!