Today is Memorial Day. It is the day set aside to honor those who died defending the very values and country we love. I hope that all of you are enjoying yourselves.
I’m pausing today to give thanks to God for all His many blessings. Being able to create websites, to write books, to edit and publish books, and all the things I do is simply something to thank God for!
The title of this blog is taken from the famous Jonathan Edwards sermon.
That sermon dealt with the fact that the only thing keeping the ungodly
(unsaved) out of Hell is God. In other words, God keeps such people alive and
out of Hell to give them the opportunity to be saved. How long He gives them is
strictly according to His will not theirs!
Just as this truth shook millions of churchgoers who heard or read this
sermon the same should shake those of us who are believers. The same Bible that
teaches the truth about the unsaved also teaches that while the saved are
secure in the Lord they also are kept from a different judgment purely based on
His will and purpose.
The usual application that one hears about this church is as follows: Satan goes about the world like a lion seeking whom he may devour. He is attacking the church, which consists of believers. But praise God his attack will fail!
I want to take this moment to wish each and every one of you a blessed and joyous 2018. May God richly bless you, guide you, and use you for His glory!
no matter who you are or how long you’ve been a believer or how old you are God can be trusted. In our case our plans were constantly changing. While we had no idea how things would work out, God had it all planned and He was in control all the time.
He knows our every need long before the need ever arises and has already provided the solution!
In this passage we have man (David) looking at God. He is overwhelmed by God’s creative power. He looks at the heavens and is amazed at how beautiful and ordered it is. He considers the moon and stars which God ordained and placed in their orbits.
The fact of the matter is that when you pray in the morning you have the rest of the day before you. You have the opportunity to talk to God about your plans and, for that matter, the unknown events of the day.
It doesn’t matter if you are a teacher, a farmer, … a writer, or anything else, you are to glorify Christ!