God's word

THE TRUE SOURCE OF ENCOURAGEMENT IN TIMES OF TROUBLE

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In difficult times only God’s Word can truly stabilize our sinking heart. In our feelings oriented society we find the source of wobbly souls as people continually nurse their emotions and try to find quick fixes through drugs (legal and illegal), entertainment, relationships, and various other ineffective means. The Psalms give us a rich source for right thinking about life and God. As we study Psalm 77 this week we will see a beautiful example of what happens when we turn our thinking from ourselves to God and His consistent goodness.

In considering this Psalm I found that John Piper had some great thoughts that can easily be applied to our lives. “Christian living means living on the written Word of God, the Bible. In true Christian living, our relation to the Word is intentional, not haphazard. It's active not passive. We pursue it and don't just wait for it to happen. The Christian life is a joyful project that calls for energy and aim and resolve and determination. It is not coasting or drifting or something that just happens to you like the weather. The Word of God, soaked in prayer, is the substance (in the sense of "the material" or "the fuel") of that joyful project. Our delight is in the Word of the Lord, and on this Word we meditate day and night (see Psalm 1:3).  John Piper

Plan to join us this Thursday morning at 9:30 for a great time of encouraging one another to live wholeheartedly for God.

WISDOM REQUIRES HUMILITY

"The gates of Knowledge and Wisdom are closed, and they are opened only to the knock of Reverence. Without reverence, it is true, men may gain what is called worldly knowledge and worldly wisdom; but these are far removed from truth, and. experience often shows us how profoundly ignorant and how incurably blind pushing and successful people are, whose knowledge is all turned to delusion, and whose wisdom shifts round into folly, precisely because the great prerequisite is wanting." I came across this great quote recently that struck a point I have been thinking about concerning the foolishness of thinking in our society that is embraced as wisdom.  True wisdom can only be found from the rich source of the Bible by humble people who are willing to set aside their own feelings and ideas.

I'm passionate about understanding God's ways better through studying His Word and then living accordingly. Tomorrow you are invited to come to my house for coffee from 9:30 to 11 so that we can encourage one another in living humbly and wisely.

Proverbs 11:2  "When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom."