The Law of Stating The Obvious

Gabriel OMIN
4 min readJun 24, 2019

Recently a young lady went on Instagram to announce to the world that she has “made it” in life within a short period of time. It was on the occasion of her birthday and she showed the world her new home. It turns out it was not hers and the real owner had to arrange for her to denounce her statements.

The mode and manner in which the denouncement was made did not sit well with some people. Others were ok with it. All in all, both parties agreed that what she did was wrong and that there was a need to clear the air as per the ownership of the house. People who have lost assets to others via this method of “first-to-announce-ownership” shared tales of their woes and sided with the real owner of the house. The story went viral and the rest is history.

This issue shows why the law of stating the obvious exist. It is one way that God uses to educate His children about who He is. Beware, counterfeits exist.

These are bananas. I am stating the obvious.

Isaiah 45:5 states I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me.

As a young Christian, I wondered why God states the obvious. We already know who you are. Why are you staying this? Why bother?

Now I know better. It is because other things state that they are God.

The economy says “I am God; you must make your decisions according to how I behave”. And because of that many make decisions based ONLY on the present state of the economy of the world. Security challenges say the same; “I am God”. Based on security reports, we make decisions. Electricity supply, education status, state of the church, secularism, all screen, health systems, social systems……are all screaming in unison: “We are God”. What is your reply to these things? Whose report would you believe? The ball is squarely in your court.

The more we fill our lives with God’s word it would be easy to know who really is God. Based on that we can make decisions. Without that, we would be tossed to and fro.

Life can never be determined by present status but rather by what God has said. If life was to be lived based on the present status then there is absolutely no reason why Moses should leave Pharaoh’s house. Think of it; what was there to gain from leaving the reigning house of Egypt.

Remember that then Egypt ruled the world. Really what was the incentive for Moses? The system of Egypt was good by itself. Egypt did not need anyone to be Egypt. It had the best education (the system is still standing till date), they had power, they had technology & science, they had their system of protection, they had a good and modern defence system etc. What else would a young man want?

The decision Moses took was like leaving being a citizen of the United States or more likely denouncing membership of the royal family in England to assume citizenship of Azumba Republic (a non-existent state that represents what Israel was at that time. Israel was not even a nation when it left Egypt). It made no sense at all. But Moses did it. The only thing that moved Moses was one reason….I am on the Lord’s side and that’s it.

He had encountered this God and he could not deny His existence, sovereignty, power and omnipotence. Yes, he was going through the daily pangs of life but He knew there was a higher and more powerful ruler. Moses decided to side with that God.

Let me state some other obvious things stated in the Bible:

Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created He them.
The main gist: Male and female He created them. Along the line there will be confusion. So let me state it to you from the beginning.

Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
The main gist: Don’t take a wife while under your parents. Independence and privacy is needed for a marriage to blossom. I am telling you ahead because issues will come up to colour the situation and make you do otherwise.

Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone;
The main gist: Men will invent reasons to be alone either by not marrying or staying apart from their spouses. So God said this in advance so that when we are taking decisions for whatsoever reason, we HAVE to remember this.

I think I have accomplished my mission.
You can go ahead and share other scriptures that God says the obvious. Thank you and God bless.

You can check other uplifting articles on matters of the faith that I have written. They are Rules of Engagement On Social Media For The Christian Soul,The Gentile’s Prayer, Faith Cometh…, Selah Moments, Rooting The Book of Ruth, Timely & Timeless, Me & My Entertainment, The Athlete & I — A Critical Look, My Fellow Prisoners , Holy Paradox, Let’s Hear Jesus Out On This…, Colourful! , Me, Jephthah & Retold Stories, More Than Money…, The Boundaryless Life and The Giving Giver

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Regards,

Gabriel

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Gabriel OMIN

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