Monday, March 10, 2014

You Choose

I just saw a post online that makes those of us who choose to believe the Bible is God's inspired Word out to be ignorant. If I choose to believe God created the world in 6 days then I must be gullible, stupid or both. Well, as Joshua told the Israelites in Joshua 24:14-15“Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord.  But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
 I choose to believe in God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the Bible. 

1 Corinthians 1:18-25
 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written:
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
    the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”
 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?  For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.  Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,  but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.  For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Life To The Full

John 10:10
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

Jesus came to give us an abundant life--in this world and, more importantly, in the one to come. A life spent for God and Jesus doesn't mean we won't have problems. In fact, it means we most certainly will have trials and problems. James tells us to give thanks for the troubles we face. They will produce the qualities we need to please the Lord.

James 1:2-4
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,  because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

John 16:33
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.