Archive for January 2010

A Trustworthy God

January 21, 2010

A Trustworthy God

Our God is worthy of our trust! He is faithful in all of His promises. My greatest delight is in the promise of His mercy, provided in Christ, that I am now an adopted child of God. How amazing and glorious is this promise of God.

Let me ask you, does your life reflect that God is trustworthy? Or, do you play it safe, putting little dependence upon the power and sovereignty of God?

Numbers 13 & 14
Summary: GOD IS TRUSTWORTHY; His people trust Him very little.

Here is a link to Number 13 & 14
http://www.esvstudybible.org/search?q=Numbers+13-14

It goes like this. God promises a land to His people. They are to go and live in it. They don’t trust God, not taking Him at His Word. They trust in their ability to reason over that of God’s power, so they send in spies to determine if the land is suitable and inhabitable. Twelve spies come back, ten spies saying we’re too weak and the enemy is too strong, the other two spies say something different.

Num. 13:30 But Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, “Let us go up at once and occupy it, for we are well able to overcome it.”

Num. 14:6-10 And Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes and said to all the congregation of the people of Israel, “The land, which we passed through to spy it out, is an exceedingly good land. If the Lord delights in us, He will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land that flows with milk and honey. Only do not rebel against the Lord. And do not fear the people of the land, for they are bread for us. Their protection is removed from them, and the Lord is with us; do not fear them.” Then all the congregation said to stone them with stones. But the glory of the Lord appeared at the tent of meeting to all the people of Israel.

Observations:
– speaking truth may cause people to want to stone you.
– having confidence in God’s power and promises will reveal God’s glory.
– Joshua and Caleb believed that God was sovereign.
– Joshua and Caleb thought God to be trustworthy; enough so that they would risk their lives by speaking the truth in the face of opposition. (10 vs. 2 – WOW!)
– Joshua and Caleb were confident in the outcome because they knew God’s will in the matter.

For us:
– Speaking the truth may get you fired; make sure you know exactly what God’s truth is(His Word), then stand on it, trusting God with the outcome.
-God’s character is revealed in His Word. Christian’s will not see God’s glory in their lives until they seek to match their lives to His Word.
– A god that is not sovereign is not God at all, and he surely cannot be trusted.
– If you are going to trust our sovereign God, then you must know what the will of God is. Primarily God’s will is revealed in His Word. Know the Word, Know His Will! Drawing near to God and being led by His Holy Spirit will also keep you in the will of God. God’s Holy Spirit will never lead you contrary to His written will, the Word.

So, Joshua and Caleb knew God’s will, they knew God’s power, and they trusted in God’s sovereignty. In the end, 40 years later, only Joshua and Caleb would enter the land. The rest of Israel faced God’s judgment. They failed to obey God’s will, and they failed to trust God.

Quit playing it safe. Know the Word. Trust God.

Our God is TRUSTWORTHY!!
Pastor Wade

America – supposedly produced in the 1940s

January 14, 2010

Do you want to be blessed?

January 8, 2010

Want to change your life? Consider this. Our minds are constantly engaged in thought. We choose the things upon which our minds will think. – Psalms 1:1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. – So, to what do you set your mind upon? Oh, that it would be said of me, “day and night” his thoughts were upon the instruction of the Lord. Join me in placing our minds to the glory of God’s instruction, found in God’s word!