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10-31-2017 Government Without God

“Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God” (Romans 13:1 NKJV). When government personnel think that authority is within them, and that they are the source of law, then citizens are under a tyranny. When government bans the mention of God from its properties; bars God’s Book, the Bible, from its educational institutions; and bears down on believers; it has forgotten Who gave it authority! The resurrected Jesus Christ “has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him” (1 Peter 3:22 NKJV). Government without recognizing God’s authority is God-less! ” Mercy and truth preserve the king, And by lovingkindness he upholds his throne” (Proverbs 20:28 NKJV).
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#god, #government

Throughout the earth: Psalm 67.1-2 VOTD

“May God be merciful and bless us.
May his face smile with favor on us. Interlude
May your ways be known throughout the earth,
your saving power among people everywhere.”

Psalm 67.1-2 NLT

Israel received God’s blessing in order to make his ways known to “people all over the world” v. 7, so that they might fear him. The focus of the psalm is v. 4, the just government and guidance of God, which brings joy to the world.

As God’s people today, the church has been given the mission to make God’s salvation known to all. How should the church show that this mission has priority?

#mission #God #VOTD

God rescues: Psalm 46.5 VOTD

“God lives within it, it cannot be moved.
God rescues it at the break of dawn.”

Psalm 46.5

God dwelt in the holy city of Jerusalem. He protected it. Its inhabitants were secure. When attacked, God defended it.

Where does God dwell today? In what ways does he protect and defend his present dwelling place?

#God #protection #VOTD

How to Discredit Evolution in 4 Minutes (Apologetics Press)

While many evolutionists and naturalists/atheists believe that Christians have a blind faith, in actuality, it is the naturalist who holds to a blind faith. Christianity is the option that follows from the scientific evidence. Watch >>

#apologetics-press, #evolution, #god, #origin-of-life

You hear: Psalm 61.5 VOTD

“For you, O God, hear my vows;
you grant me the reward that belongs to your loyal followers.”

Psalm 61.5

Based on his past history with the Lord, King David prayed to be restored to the divine presence.

Knowing who God is and what he desires powers our prayers.

#God #prayer #VOTD

If soldiers lose touch with their officers

“In the end he tells the Lord, ‘Our eyes are upon thee.’ [2 Chr 20.12] Saying this, Jehoshaphat made God his leader. Soldiers in battle always keep their eyes on their leader. He is the one who knows the overall strategy, makes the decisions, and directs his troops to carry out the battle plan. If soldiers lose touch with their officers, their lives are in jeopardy and the battle lost.”

—Daniel Partner, All Things Are Possible, 107

#spiritual-warfare #God #quotes

Determined: Psalm 57.7 VOTD

“I am determined, O God! I am determined! I will sing and praise you!”

Psalms 57.7

Fleeing from King Saul and hiding in a cave, David steadfastly maintains his commitment to praise God. He keeps in view that God is sovereign.

How does remembering God’s sovereignty help us in any given situation?

#Psalms #God #VOTD