Friday, September 15, 2017

Forecast For Tomorrow

God is Wisdom

“This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it—the LORD is his name: ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ Jeremiah 33:2-3

Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could know the future? It seems like we’d all have much better lives if that was the case. Maybe that is why consulting horoscopes, fortune tellers and crystal balls have their lure, but how often is the feedback provided correct? And do we really trust in it anyhow?
The Old Testament tells us of how God spoke directly to the prophets. That He would give directions for His people to obey which would provide all that they needed to live safely and abundantly. But often the people did not listen and choose to go about things their own way. They dismissed wisdom and ended up suffering for it.

Reading these stories, we think how foolish they were not to listen, but are we not just as foolish? Do we study our bible to gain knowledge? Do we listen to the advice of our pastor and wise counsel? We read a lot of material searching for answers, but why do we turn our backs on the best advice; on truth that comes straight from God - the source of all knowledge and understanding?

“Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me. Since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD, since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke, they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes. For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them; but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.” Proverbs 1:28-33

A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it. Proverbs 22:3

Because God is wisdom, through Christ truth is revealed

Friday, September 1, 2017

In God We Trust

God is Sovereign

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.  For by him all things were created:  things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. 
Colossians 1:15-16

We elect our government officials, we choose a church, we choose our spouse, our friends, our home, our wardrobes, our meals.  With seemingly so much control in our lives, it is no wonder we have problems with accepting authority over our lives.

Despite all these choices we are free to make, the Bible is very clear that God is our supreme authority.  As our Creator and perfect in everyway, God is our source of infinite wisdom and power.  So why do we think we know better or can do better on our own?  Why is it so hard to give Christ jurisdiction over our lives?  Many of us have tried and realize our failures, while the rest of us continue to outrun Him.  What He demands of us is our attention; what He gives is beyond compare.  God is completely trustworthy in a world of uncertainty.  While it is easy to find fault in those we have chosen to follow, there is no failure in following Jesus, the Lord of lords and King of all kings.

He will be the sure foundation for our times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure.  Isaiah 33:6

Because God is sovereign, we can fully trust in Christ.