"God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;” - Psalms 46:1-2
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I’ve asked many people, “Where did you come from,” but I remember one man, in particular, who just started giving me his genealogy. That was not the right answer. It was true that he descended from his grandparents and parents biologically, but that was not his true origin. He didn’t know that we are literally an extension of God, created by Him. From the book of Genesis we know that God created the heavens and the earth and everything that came out of them, including us. In Psalm 139:15-16, David was speaking to the Lord and saying, “You know all my parts and had them numbered before they were ever formed in my mother’s womb.” We were known by God long before genealogy ever entered into the picture.
"Why would God give us something with all these negative effects? It was because we were already beaten by sin and didn’t know it. Before we could be motivated to receive God’s gift of salvation by grace through faith in a Savior, we needed to be convinced that we couldn’t save ourselves.
So, the Lord revealed His standard of holiness (the Law), which was infinitely higher than any of us could ever attain. We had to come to the end of ourselves before we could begin to find God. The Law was perfectly suited to do that. It shut us up to faith so the only way we could look was up (Gal. 3:23)."
Recently the Lord woke me up at 3:30 a.m. with the words, “I have raised you up to change people’s opinion of Me. That will change their lives, and then they will change the world.” Wow! That pretty much sums it up. If people knew how good God is, they would love Him and live for Him. That in turn w…