Just a quick thought After two or three…

Just a quick thought. After two or three years of drought, we are experiencing rain in this part of Texas. Thank you, Lord! We know that you are the source of every good and perfect gift, and the rain is truly that.
But I am thinking…How can we truly appreciate the goodness and mercy of God if we never know of His justice and wrath? I am in no way opposed to sermons that teach us about God’ love and patience; we need those sermons. But if we, like Paul, are to teach the “whole”, do we not need to occasionally mention to the congregation WHY we need that goodness, patience, and grace>

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A Wearied God

Do you ever wonder if God our Heavenly Father gets tired of putting up with us? We lie, cheat, commit fornication and all other manner of sins yet man continues on. Do we give our God reason to cast us off? Surely we do.

The children of Israel certainly gave our Father many reasons to cast them off yet He never did.

Scripture tells us that in a way God is mystified as to why His people refuse to acknowledge their Creator as supreme. The prophet Micah records these words from the Father:

“O my people, what have I done unto thee? and wherein have I wearied thee? testify against me” (Micah 6:3).

No doubt we cause the same feelings in God today. What has God done to us except bless us with life and the necessities thereof? Again we read from the prophet that

“He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God” (Micah 6:8)?

Our Father expects no more from us than we have the ability to give. More than anything we have the ability to obey the will of God. After all He has done for us should He expect anything less?

In Christ, Steve Preston

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