“How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings. They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures.” – Psa. 36:7-8
Some verses just sing.
How precious is God’s kindness. When we put our trust in Him, God exceeds our wildest expectations – not with earthly health and wealth, but – with the fullness of His house.
That’s verses 7-8. The icing on the cake is verse 9: “For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light.”
He is the source, not us or our circumstances or our feelings. Because of Him we see the world as it truly is.
Like I said: Sings.
“that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge,” – 1 Cor. 1:5
Everything is enriched
Everything is improved, enhanced, upgraded, sweetened, and adorned by the Son of Man.
Without Him, everything is dulled, decreased, reduced, and lessened.
Do you know Him?
“And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.” – Gen. 2:15
To Dress It and To Keep It.
God gives Man two jobs: to dress the earth and to keep it; to cultivate it and watch over or guard it.
The earth is under our stewardship.
The purpose of which is to honor God’s Name.
A recent article was published about a Yale professor giving up the theory of Darwinian Evolution in favor of something more realistic… including Intelligent Design.
There is so much truth in this article:
1. Intelligent Design is the most “intuitive” solution to life on earth.
2. There are too many holes in Darwinian Evolution to take it seriously.
3. If you go against the religion of Evolution, academics will seek to destroy you.
Worth a read!
In the documentary Extraordinary Animals In The Womb, National Geographic captured images of animals inside the womb. The result, while not direct photographs, are accurate representations of life inside the womb.
This elicits two responses:
1. No one would call these animals “just a clump of cells.”
2. What an awe inspiring God we serve!
How they did it
Is the earth young or old? 6,000 years or 4.5 billion? Whatever conclusion you come to, you’re making assumptions you can’t prove.
Genesis 1:1 says “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” THAT God created is more certain than WHEN.
– Frank Turek
The enemy is very good at making you think his thoughts, then making you think you thought them, and then accusing you for thinking them.
The Holy Spirit teaches us by bringing to remembrance God’s Word to swat his lies away (John 14:26). This is the only real defense we have against the devil’s attacks:
- I’m not forgiven.
- I’m all alone.
- I’m so afraid.
- I’m worthless.
- God is disappointed in me.
- God is upset with me.
Do you know the Scripture to use against these lies? Do you know which sword to wield? (Eph. 6:17)
Tomorrow we will look at these fiery darts and how the Holy Spirit can help you extinguish them.
If you suffer from these sort of attacks, but you can’t make it and you would like my notes, IM me; I would be happy to send them to you.
I’m not sure how many folks are aware of the wonderful ministry of BCM; Baptist Campus Ministry at Fairmont State.
BCM empowers & teaches students to know the love of Jesus Christ by encouraging students to think about what the Word of God says & how they can apply that to their lives.
“Changing lives that change the world.”
“Imagine there are two trails. One is well-traveled. It is smooth and it has beautiful flowers along the path. The other trail is a mess. It is filled with deep ruts. It is ugly and difficult to take.
Imagine a storm comes along and drops 18 inches of snow. You can’t tell the difference between the two trails because both of them have been covered by the snow.
Just so our sins, big and small, are equally covered by God.
‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.’ – Isaiah 1:18
Your sins might still be on your mind, but they are not on His! He says ‘I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist.’ – Isaiah 44:2
Charles Spurgeon also illustrated the lengths God will go to cover our sins:
‘Man piles a mountain of sin, but God will match it, and He raises up a loftier mountain of grace; man heaps up a still larger hill of sin, but the Lord surpasses it with 10 times more grace; and so the contest continues until at last the mighty God pulls up the mountains by the roots and buries man’s sin beneath an Alp. Abundant sin is no barrier to the superabundant grace of God.’
These are the words of Erwin Lutzer and Charles Spurgeon. I felt someone needed to hear them today.
Ref: The Power of a Clear Conscience, Erwin Lutzer, 2016.
Parents love to give their kids gifts, don’t we? We also love it when they actually use them!
We are all given spiritual gifts from our Heavenly Father. We will all stand in judgement to give account of how we used our gifts at the “bema” judgement seat of Christ (2 Cor. 5:10)
HOW ARE YOU USING YOURS?
The person to whom much is given, much is expected, & much will be rewarded (Luke 12:48). The person who is not using their gifts for Christ everything will be taken from him (Matt. 25:14-30).
We all have gifts from the Holy Spirit, let us use them! (Rom. 12:6)
I want to here Him say: Well done, good & faithful servant! (Matt. 25:21)