What I Read Today:
Revelation 3-4; Acts 25; Haggai 2-Zechariah 1; Psalm 53; 2 Chronicles 5; Exodus 6
We talk a lot about faith. Yet, there is something that has to come before faith can arrive. That something is a belief that there is a God.
Psalm 53 puts it this way, “The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” ESV
Academia seems hell-bent on proving that there is no God. Everywhere you turn, we have papers on Evolution that discount the existence of God. Academics who try and disprove that scripture is historical. Others then try and re-write sections of scripture to allow for behavior that is not acceptable in God’s sight. The goal is to discredit God and his word to the point where he fades into the woodwork and disappears.
If there is no God, we are free to indulge in any kind of behavior. We, in effect, become our own Gods. We’re free to lie, cheat, steal, and murder without fear of punishment or consequence. Our world grows cold as compassion and caring die in favor of self-centeredness that focuses only on ourselves.
Sadly, deep inside the recesses of our hearts, we know there is a God. The fear of death is partly due to the act that we know that we will have to face judgment. If we didn’t know there was a God, why would we work so hard to hide some of the things we’ve done in our lives?
We know there is a God. To those who deny he exists, he stands waiting to receive you. He stands waiting, with his arms wide open. He will not force or coerce anyone to turn to him. But he eagerly waits to bless any who turn back to him.
Our world needs healing today. That healing will only take place when we stop running from God and turn back to him!