By: Douglas M. Williams Sr.
“There is a God in heaven” (Daniel 2:28).
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).
“Faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, ‘You have faith, and I have works.’ Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works” (James 2:17-18).
One way to show our faith is by defending God and His word. We show our faith each time we express enjoyment or wonder about the beauty of the seasons (Genesis 8:22), or God’s promise of the rainbow (Genesis 9:8-17). Or, talk about the innocence and wonder of a newborn child, or when we give God the credit for some aspect of how the cycle of life works on earth. Also, when we speak of some scientific truth, foreknown by the Bible, before being discovered by mankind such as the circle of the earth (Isaiah 40:22), the paths of the sea (Psalm 8:8), or the fact that the stars cannot be numbered.
These things may seem minor or of no great importance and out of mind when dealing with the struggles of every day living—work, school, health, or just making ends meet at the end of the month. Indeed, life is so full of many things that demand our time, talents, and money. But the truth about God and His word is so important to our daily lives that such thoughts should never be far from our mind (Matthew 6:33).
It is not difficult to defend God when we think of His many benefits in our lives each day, and that all good things come from Him (James 1:17; Psalm 68:19; 103:2).
Do you pray? And when good things happen in answer to your prayers, do you thank God and give Him the glory? These and other things will let everyone know that you know someone other than yourself is in control.