January 29, 2020
God is completely truthful. His nature demands that such is true. It is impossible for a perfect God to see the future imperfectly and predict falsely what is going to happen.
AN ANCIENT ILLUSTRATION
Look at the living illustration in Joseph's life. God gave young Joseph a dream that one day all his brothers would bow down before him. This so enraged them that they captured him and sold him into slavery.
Then Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him even more. He said to them, “Please listen to this dream which I have had; for behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and lo, my sheaf rose up and also stood erect; and behold, your sheaves gathered around and bowed down to my sheaf.” (Genesis 37:5-7)
Fast forward multiple decades. Joseph has been sold into slavery, exalted in his master’s house, falsely accused and put into prison, then miraculously raised as second in command to Pharaoh Himself. His brothers came to him (not knowing it was Joseph) to get grain during the time of famine.
When Joseph came home, they brought into the house to him the present which was in their hand and bowed to the ground before him. (Genesis 43:26)
GOD CAN BE TRUSTED
Over and over again, thousands of times in human history God has proved His faithfulness. He takes care of the lilies of the field and the sparrows. If there is an occasion where you think He has not been faithful, it is never something wrong with HIM. We may have missed God or put timetables and speculations on Him that He never promised. He cannot lie.
What does that mean today? It means that you can trust Him. Every single promise He has made to us can be embraced and believed. His 7,000 promises in His Word to us are given so that we may experience the perfection of His integrity.
Where do you need Him today? He is there and He is not silent. He has a word for you because He loves you. Do not doubt it, for He simply cannot lie.
Father, thank You for your perfect truthfulness. Thank You that I can pick up the bible this morning, believe what it says, and then walk and talk like what You have said is really true. Thank you that my faith rests on the rock of Your veracity. Help me today to believe You more and follow You more faithfully.
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February 26, 2020
February 24, 2020
We have our golden calves. Power, pleasure, materialism are three big ones. We bow before them, doing anything to get them. They become idols that we worship. Stone gods that we bow before. And God has the same reaction.
When will we learn? There is ONE GOD! There is only one who can deliver us. Only one from whom every good and perfect gift originates. One Creator of all that is, including the very cells of our bodies. One God we should look to and one God we should worship and serve.
February 22, 2020
Does God have a task for you to do? Most assuredly He does. Then He will put the calling, empowering, and skill necessary to accomplish His work in and through you. This sufficiency is true for the smallest, daily tasks and the greatest endeavors. You need not fear. Look to Him and all the sufficiency you need will be provided. You will be able to say with Paul, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
In this way, God’s miraculous work gets done and all the glory goes entirely to the One who equipped you for the task.