Is time our problem? God gives us all the time in the world to do his will.
Is money our problem? God provides us all we need, when we seek his kingdom first.
Is will our problem? God even gives us the desire.
Is tiredness our problem? God gives us rest in Christ.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
Time, force, energy, space, and matter are all present in this verse.
How does this truth make a difference in one’s daily life?
#VOTD #creation #God
“When I am overwhelmed, you alone know the way I should turn.”
Psalm 142.3a NLT
David was on the run, boxed in inside a cave, hunted by enemies.
How does God show us which way to turn?
#VOTD #God #guidance
“[F]or the one bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort—for the sake of his good pleasure—is God.”
We can work out our salvation, v. 12, because God works in us.
If you feel something is missing, what can you do to let God work in you?
You can get a PhD in Bible study but you don’t need a PhD to understand the gospel. Matter of fact, one of the largest reasons many people err with the scriptures (other than a blatant lack of study) is due to over-thinking them!
The existence of sin, the reality of the judgment and the possibility of salvation – which are all revealed through the cross of Christ (1 Corinthians 1:18, Acts 24:24-25) – isn’t hard to understand.
What muddies the clear waters of the gospel are “glasses” that refuse to see what God’s word reveals. These glasses can be political, intellectual, cultural, financial or denominational in nature, but regardless of the glasses’ nature, the result is the same … a departure from the wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 1:11-25). And this is why, when it comes to the essence of the gospel that God wants us to know about, the aforementioned glasses are excuses (and not reasons) for why we choose the wisdom of man instead of doing what God has commanded to be done.
“But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted—you may well put up with it!” (2 Corinthians 11:3-4 NKJV)
Our God is kind in every way,
He holds the evil tide at bay,
With love he showers his faithful saints,
In Christ no follower falls or faints.
He bears us on the Spirit’s wing,
That we might daily praise and sing;
In us he lives, we shall not tire,
The word within burns like a fire.
Our God is good, and goodness proves,
In every trial and pain he moves;
In heaven’s path the Cross we bear,
His suffering and joy we gladly share.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
—Romans 15.13 ESV
So many good things in a single sentence! How many things can you note that speak of God and what he does?