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All His Thoughts Are, “There Is No God.”

July 16, 2018

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All His Thoughts Are, “There Is No God.”

People have not changed.     There are those  who believe  and trust God  —  and there are those  who lift their noses  in the air  and with a sneer,  boldly claim,  “There is no God.”      They are at odds.

We look  at the world around us  and see  how the wicked are always devising  sneaky plots  to cheat  and take advantage  of God’s children.      And they seem  to be getting away with it  much of the time.     With a sick smile  and chest proudly jutted out,  the wicked are proud  of their deceits  and oppressions,  their lies  and mischievousness.     They think it’s funny  that no one is “smart enough”  to outwit them.     They boast  about their ability  to take advantage of others  and get a “free ride”  through life.

The writer  of Psalm 10 lamented  about the evil,  underhanded ways  of the wicked.     In verses 3 and 4,  he says,

For the wicked boasts  of his heart’s desire,   
And the greedy man curses  and spurns the LORD.   
The wicked,  in the haughtiness  of his countenance,  does not seek Him.   
All his thoughts are,  “There is no God.”

One does not have  to live long  on this earth  to experience such wickedness  and arrogance.     There evidently is  a rapidly growing number  of those who claim,  “There is no God.”     They feel  that whatever parameters  they set up  for their own standards  of living  are their prerogative,  simply because they think  they are superior  to everyone around them.

Feeling the affliction  of such constant wickedness,  the psalmist asks  and answers  in verse 13  of Psalm 10,

Why has the wicked  spurned God?    
He has said  to himself,  “Thou wilt not require it.”

The wicked actually feel  God does not care  what they do.     They don’t see their wickedness  as a punishable evil  because everyone else  is doing it  and seemingly  getting away with it  —  so,  why shouldn’t they?     In their grandiose self-deception,  they refuse  to believe  what the apostle Peter says  about them  in 2 Peter 2:3,

In their greed  they will exploit you  with false words;  their judgment  from long ago  is not idle,  and their destruction  is not asleep.

For now,  we do have to live  amongst such people  in this world,  but we need  to always remember  that all the wicked  will be judged  with eternal destruction.     They will all  pay dearly  for their wickedness.

In the mean time,  how are we supposed  to be  amongst so many godless people?     Are we to nonchalantly say,   “Well,  if you can’t beat ’em,  join ’em“?     Hardly.     The number  of God’s children  is much fewer,  but we are  to follow Paul’s instructions  in 1 Timothy 6:11-12,

But flee  from these things,  you man of God;  and pursue righteousness,  godliness,  faith,  love,  perseverance  and gentleness.     Fight the good fight  of faith;  take hold  of the eternal life  to which you were called.

God’s children  have good reason  to flee all ungodliness.     God is the Victor  and the Judge  of all things  —  us included.     Jesus Christ suffered  and died  to pay  for our sins  and we have sinned  more than enough already.     It it time  to start living  in the love  and truths  of God.

As we live  for the one and only Lord God,  He will lead us  in all righteousness,  and we say,  “Hallelujah!     My Savior and Shepherd,  Your leading  is so good,  and right,  and true.     Lead me  through this weary land  to Your home above.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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