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Because He Said So

Because He Said So

"I, even I, am the LORD, and besides Me there is no savior."
— Isaiah 43:11

Greg Laurie, senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California and Harvest Orange County in Irvine, California, shares the Gospel with a sold-out crowd of 19,000 for Harvest America at the American Airlines Center and Victory Park in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 5, 2014. | (Photo: rever Hoehne for Harvest Ministries)

As children are growing up, they will hear their parents say things they don't like, such as when Mom or Dad says, "Do you think that I have a money tree somewhere?" or "You don't know the sacrifices I had to make when I was your age!" Then there is my favorite parental saying: "Because I said so!"

Kids today may vow to never say that to their children, but when they're adults and their children keep pressing them, they may find themselves blurting out, "Because I said so!" (Then they'll think, I can't believe I just said that!)

Sometimes we may look at God's laws, standards, and absolutes and say, "I struggle with that. I don't know about that. How can I know it's true?"

Meanwhile God is saying to us, "Because I said so. Really, you know it is true because I said so."

God is the source of truth. God is truth. So if God says it is true, then it is true. You may or may not agree with it. You may not fully understand it. But that doesn't change what it is.

I have seen a lot of drama played out in real time in many lives. I have seen what happens to men and women who get married, work on having a strong marriage, stay married, and raise their children in the way of the Lord. Of course every family has its challenges. And every family has its tragedies. But I've seen in the long run how it works when we pass on these biblical truths from generation to generation.

I have also seen what happens when couples get divorced, get remarried, and get divorced again. I've seen how problems get passed from generation to generation.

So let's just take God at His Word.

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