“For every beast of the forest is Mine, the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird of the mountains, and everything that moves in the field is Mine. If I were hungry I would not tell you, for the world is Mine, and all it contains.” (Ps 50:10-12)
The key to manipulation is to find someone’s need and exploit it. That is a bit of a dark sentence, but it is a truth nonetheless. If you need food and I have food – I have power over you. Entire plotlines are based around someone’s loved ones being captured and used to blackmail them into doing things they would never normally do. Coercion requires leverage.
What does God need? Nothing. That makes His love for you entirely real and voluntary. It also makes His laws and ordinances unflinchingly binding. He is not a man that His identity can be compromised.
“God is not man, that He should lie, or a son of man, that He should change His mind. Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not fulfill it?” (Num 23:19)
Matt. 4:4 #Biblebites