Found on a local church sign:
What are you doing for God that he can’t do for himself alone?
What exactly does that mean?
Considering this is on a church which regularly has such strange signs, I suspect it isn’t just to encourage others to think about God’s lack of need for us.
What cannot God do that man can “help” with?
God cannot sin.
But that isn’t helping or doing for God.
A common fallacy is the teaching that God needs man to accomplish His goals. I have heard that so many times sitting in church.
God needs us to do this ….
God needs us to do that ….
God does not need man, man needs God.
Acts 17:24-25 (ESV)
24 The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man,
25 nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.
Job 35:7 (ESV) If you are righteous, what do you give to him? Or what does he receive from your hand?
Psalms 50:12 (ESV) “If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world and its fullness are mine.
Maybe a better question would be:
What are you trying to do that God has already done for you?
Are you trying to earn your way into Heaven?