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The Bible - An Overview
There are many, if not a majority, of Believers today that do not know much about the Bible that is in their possession. We have in our possession the revealed Word of God! In my generation, the biggest question that came up was, “how can I know the will of God”. This question has a simple answer, listen to what God says in His word. This morning I want to take a quick survey of that book that we have, called the Bible. Let me begin with a few scriptures that set this precious word into motion.
Satisfying Our Soul's Despair
During a time of despair in Israel when David and his men fled from Absalom, one of the sons of Korah was with him. The pursuit by the ungodly that drives the godly away from the presence of God is the setting that we find here this morning. We, as a people of God, are being driven from places of worship by an ungodly people; we are driven from meeting with our God or remembering our God by ungodly people. Sometimes we have allowed ourselves to be driven from these things, and sometimes we are ready to stand up and fight against these things, but the most important thing is the desire of our heart. If we are being moved from the presence of God in despair, we need to seek the God and keep our eyes on Him and let Him satisfy our soul!
Shut Up and Listen to God Speak
This nation is sliding quickly into something that the founding fathers hoped would never happen. The church, that is the called-out ones who belong to the Lord Jesus Christ, has not followed God’s word and has plunged the church, and subsequently this nation, into peril and judgment from God. There are many who have been proclaiming the remedy, but it has fallen on deaf ears! The often-quoted verse from 2 Chronicles 7:14, if My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and heal their land, is always used to point at someone else and not ourselves. God has prompted me to tell you how Israel got into the same situation and we need to be doing. Not only do we need to humble ourselves, pray, seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways, we need to be acutely aware of the battle going on that we are in the middle of.
Our God Is Awesome
There is still a lot of turmoil and downright evil going on all over the world, and it is discouraging to say the least! We need to stop for a few moments this morning or even for the whole day and behold our Awesome God! Forget about all the things that bring you down, and cause discouragement. Just take a moment right now and stop. Psalm 65 was written by David as a song. Songs are great, they pull us into worship of God. We then get caught up in what the songwriter is sharing with the content. I am talking about songs of life, songs to God. This psalm/song of David draws us to look at our Awesome God!
Engage in Good Deeds
When a person comes to Christ, that is, recognizes that they are a sinner and confesses to God, asking forgiveness for their sin, God forgives them. They then need to follow Jesus and can do so because of the Holy Spirit Who resides in those who walk by faith.
Set before each person who walks by faith is the Word of God for them to follow. If we belong to Him, then we will walk with Him and engage in good deeds. Ephesians 2:10 tells us that we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared before hand that we should walk in them. So, Paul’s last admonition to Titus was to instruct God’s people to engage in good deeds.
Have you ever read the warnings and cautions on the products you buy? Warning on can of spray; Don’t directly inhale this product because it is harmful and could cause death. All these warnings are on their because people forget what they have been told and somebody tried it! They needed to be reminded about these things before using them. You and I as believers in our God and Savior Jesus Christ need to be reminded of things as well. We need them because we forget. So as we go through this passage this morning let me remind you of some things that you probably know concerning interacting with people and the relationship we should have with the government.