Roy Davison: What is the truth about God?

New lessons on this topic are in the Old Paths Archive. Sadly, some of our young people are turning away from God and into immorality. Pray with me that this lesson will be helpful to some.

What is the truth about God?
http://www.oldpaths.com/Archive/Davison/Roy/Allen/1940/god.html

Wat is de waarheid over God?
http://www.waarheidovergod.nl

May the Lord bless you.
Roy Davison

#God #truth #audio

Come to Ohio

If you’re in the Chillicothe area, come join us for the gospel meeting Sunday, Sep 30, through Wednesday, Oct 3. The theme I’ll be developing is “The Divine Initiative.” Topics include:

  • Word of God — hear, believe, obey
  • Glory of God — repent
  • Son of God — confess
  • Salvation of God — be immersed
  • Family of God — serve, love

In each lesson, we’ll see what God has done and how we ought to respond to his loving actions.

Thanks to Ron Thomas for the invitation and opportunity to share these wonderful truths.

#gospel-meeting #evangelism #God

Leave me alone: Job 10.20

“Are not my days few? Cease, then, and leave me alone, that I may find a little comfort, …”

Job 10.20

Job attributed his sufferings to God. In this chapter he has questions for the Creator. He thinks if God will leave him alone, he might find some comfort. But it is God who protects him.

We may not suffer like Job, but we have questions and also attribute to God what he is not responsible for. God always desires and works for our good. Faith understands this.

#votd #Job #God

Your protector: Psalm 121.3

“God won’t let your foot slip. Your protector won’t fall asleep on the job.”

Psalm 121.3 CEB

In this pilgrimage psalm, God not only protects, but he is protector, i.e., his nature and work is to look over his people. He is “the one who guards.”

This verse may be a prayer, based upon the truth of God’s protectiveness. We may be sure of him. Let us be sure to seek him.

#votd #Psalms #God

He too is wise: Isaiah 31.2

“Yet he too is wise and he will bring disaster;
he does not retract his decree.
He will attack the wicked nation,
and the nation that helps those who commit sin.”

Isaiah 31.2

The king’s royal advisors sent to make alliance with Egypt because of their military power. But God is wise in his actions, even in his judgments. Man’s wisdom will fail.

We think it wrong when God punishes and causes disaster. We wince at speaking of God’s holiness and righteousness. We’d rather talk about his goodness. But he is wise and judges rightly!

#votd #Isaiah #God

Misconceptions about God

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. James 1:17

There are so many misconceptions about God. Many think He is only watching to punish us for wrong. When we get to know God, we learn that he loves us, cares for us, and that all good things in our life come from Him. How thankful we can be that He is good all the time and never changes. In Him we live, and move, and have our being. Let’s never blame God for anything, but rather appeal to Him for the blessing we need. —David W. Grubb

#God #goodness #blessing

Bringing it to pass: 2 Kings 19.25

“Certainly you must have heard!
Long ago I worked it out,
In ancient times I planned it;
and now I am bringing it to pass.
The plan is this:
Fortified cities will crash
into heaps of ruins.”

God spoke to King Hezekiah about Sennacherib, king of Assyria, that all he did was by the Lord’s design. The pagan king’s arrogance, then, was unwarranted.

What God plans he causes to happen. Every plan of his reaches its successful conclusion. His plan for us, his people today, will be fulfilled. What a relief and joy!

#votd #2Kings #God

Rejoice in the Lord: Isaiah 41.16

“You will rejoice in the Lord;
you will boast in the Holy One of Israel.”

Isaiah 41.16

Chastised Israel would see her enemies defeated. The chosen people would come to understand that only the Lord is God. Idols are nothing and can do absolutely nothing for those who worship them.

Idolatry is as common today as it ever was. Many idols are set up in the heart. Christians reject all gods but One, and in him they rejoice and boast.

#votd #God #idolatry

Many deceivers: 2 John 7

“I say this because many deceivers have gone out into the world. They deny that Jesus Christ came in a real body. Such a person is a deceiver and an antichrist.”

2 John 7 NLT

A doctrine that we call today incipient gnosticism inserted itself into the first-century church. It was resisted with great force by the apostles and inspired teachers.

Many if not most false doctrines today trace back to wrong ideas about God, Christ, or the Holy Spirit. They ought to be identified and rejected soundly.

#votd #God #Christ #2John

Pursue me: Psalm 23.6

“Surely your goodness and faithfulness will pursue me all my days, and I will live in the Lord’s house for the rest of my life.”

Psalm 23.6

God’s qualities are personified. The Lord is vigorous in his pursuit (literally, “persecution”) of those who seek him. Such have great security and feel certain of their continued place in God’s presence.

Gauge the level of your certainty in God’s goodness and faithfulness. How can it be strengthened?

#votd #Psalms #God

Pursue me all my days: Psalm 23.6

“Surely your goodness and faithfulness will pursue me all my days, and I will live in the Lord’s house for the rest of my life.”

Psalms 23.6

God does not abandon his faithful people. He gives complete assurance of his abiding presence. He blesses all the way through life. He chases us down with his goodness.

What event could shake my confidence in God’s goodness? How does God show his commitment to me?

#votd #Psalms #God

The Lord is alive!

“The Lord is alive! My protector is praiseworthy! The God who delivers me is exalted as king!”

2 Samuel 22.47

David sang praise to God for deliverance from all his enemies and from the hands of King Saul. Also recorded in Psalm 18, it, together with Hannah’s prayer, 1 Sam 2.1-10, serves to enclose the book of Samuel with the theme of salvation.

What psalm would be appropriate to put at the end of your life? How does the Lord show himself alive to you?

#votd #salvation #God

God delights in every detail of our lives

“The Lord directs the steps of the godly.
He delights in every detail of their lives.
Though they stumble, they will never fall,
for the Lord holds them by the hand.”

Psalm 37.23-24 NLT

In this acrostic psalm, David deals with the presence of evil people around him and how the Lord work in the life of the righteous.

Do you ever feel that God doesn’t pay attention to your problems? Does it seem like he’s neglectful toward some important details? He always knows and cares.

#votd #Psalms #God

Notes: Inseparable love, Romans 8

Elsewhere it was observed that the first notes in my new Bible were on Romans 8.28-39. They were mere memory ticklers, since I often preach without notes or with just key words. But they might set off some good thoughts for you, so here they are:

  1. Action of God, 28.
  2. Gift of God, 32.
  3. Justification of God, 32-34.
  4. Conquering love of God, 35-39.

In the first part of the chapter, the Holy Spirit appears. In the second half, however, God the Father comes to the fore. The little outline above reflects that.

#god, #romans, #sermon-notes

Great in power: Nahum 1.3

“The Lord is slow to anger but great in power;
the Lord will certainly not allow the wicked to go unpunished.”

Nahum 1.3

Nahum prophesied against Nineveh, capital of the pagan Assyrians. God was concerned with all the peoples of the world. He used them for his purposes, even to punish Israel, but he did not hold them guiltless.

God is the sovereign Lord who reigns over all. He continues to work in the world, though he does not provide us details. But we may know that he works still to promote his purpose to save all peoples.

#votd #Nahum #God