Lecture 7, I AM: The Being of God:
Human beings like the idea of autonomy. It seems that the entire plight of humanity, as portrayed by the secular world, may be summed up in the search for freedom and independence from any attachment. This notion defies reality, and the very desire for this type of existence plunged mankind into sin at the garden of Eden. As creatures, human beings are contingent upon God for the beginning of their existences as well as their persistence. This should incite extreme joy in the hearts of God’s people, for the unchanging, loving, and supremely wise Lord holds our existence in the very palm of His hand, and He is sure to work together for good all things for those who love Him.