Have you ever stopped to look at just one word in God’s word? Maybe you look it up in a concordance or do a search online. You might search for “hope” or “peace” or “God” or “life.” But what if the gospel is in a preposition? Take “without” as an example…
Nothing Without God
The God who made the world and everything in it looked out across an earth “without form and void” (Genesis 1:2), and he spoke it into being. “Without him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:3).
He creates and lives and rules “without iniquity” (Deuteronomy 32:4). He knows and frustrates all the plans of man “without investigation” (Job 34:21–24). He has done and continues to do amazing works “without number” (Job 5:9). In fact, all that he intends to do, he does “without fail” (Joshua 3:10). And one day it will be clear to everyone that nothing he has ever done was done “without a cause” (Ezekiel 14:23).
All Without Excuse
He created us and he gave us unending evidence that he is worthy of our lives and worship, leaving us “without excuse” (Romans 1:20; Acts 14:17). But we’ve all sinned. “Harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd” (Matthew 9:36), we rejected God, not giving him the honor or thanks he deserves.
[Read the rest of the article at Desiring God.]