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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December 03, 2020
In scientific equations there are certain elements that cause certain reactions. If those elements are not present, you do not have what you intended. For instance, if you take hydrogen out the equation of H2O, you will not have water, one of the most essential combination of elements in the universe.
... is the essential element for the believer. And faith, in itself, has several parts ...
December 02, 2020
November 24, 2020
All of us appreciate a good accounting system, even if we are not the ones administering it. You are grateful when you go to a store, that they will only charge you what is advertised. In business, you want to know how things will be recorded and have a clear understanding of what will be done, particularly when it’s your money that is involved.
God has an accounting system and Paul, when finally enlightened, realized that it was completely opposite of what he had operated under for years.