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The Firm Foundation of God Stands

September 15, 2018

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The Firm Foundation of God Stands

It’s mind boggling how many and varied  are the factions  that despise  the word of God.      Everywhere one turns,  someone is trying  to make Christians “politically correct”  and claiming  they have to get a grip  on reality  to do things “their” way.     They forcefully put forth  their philosophical line  of thinking  and claim it is right — just because they “know it is”.

Now wait a minute.     These are sinners talking — no different  from anyone else  in this corrupt world — and yet,  they claim they are really “in the know”  about all sorts of things?     Really!     These are people  with obvious failings  telling Christians  how they need  to change their thinking.     People,  who are going to die some day,  are telling Christians  that God Almighty, the eternal Lord,  isn’t teaching them correctly  in the Bible.     That’s audacity!

The Bible is where we get our standards  for living — our moral basis — our proofs of salvation — our faith,  hope  and love.     But,  the liberal world is telling us  they know more than God — better than anything taught  in the Bible.     They are telling us  to get a grip  on reality  and accept our “rights” as human beings — instead of following  the words of God.     Paul warns us  to avoid such empty talk  and states  in 2 Timothy 2:19,

Nevertheless,  the firm foundation  of God  stands,  having this seal,  “The Lord knows those  who are His,”  and  “Let every one  who names the name of the Lord  abstain from wickedness.”

The  “firm foundation of God”  that stands forever  is His word.     This word of God  has repeatedly proven  its truthfulness through all the prophecies  that have been fulfilled.     Isn’t that a lot more trustworthy  than the spouting off  from the world?     What have the people  of the world done  to prove their trustworthiness?     Not much.     They make many promises they cannot keep  and they are prone  to changing their mind  all the time.

Not so  with God Almighty.     Paul tells us  we have a “firm foundation  God”.     That foundation is Jesus Christ.     What does that mean?     It means  that our Savior, Jesus,  was first promised  in the Garden of Eden  and later through many prophets  over the next few thousand years.     Those were not empty promises.     All of God’s promises came true  in Jesus Christ — no matter what year  the promise was made  or by which prophet — they all described  different aspects  of Jesus Christ.

That is why we can rest assured  that Jesus really is the Savior,  who has the power  to forgive all  of our sins.     No other religion  or philosophy  or person  in all of history  can do anything  like what God has done  in Jesus Christ.     Just as prophesied,  Jesus rose  from the dead  to prove His almighty authority.

So,  just who should we believe?     Should we believe anything said  by those who deny  and mock  the word of God?     What logical reason is there  for accepting the liberal thinking  of this world?

God is the one  who has proven His trustworthiness.     God has proven  in Christ  that He has given us  a “firm foundation”  on which to base our faith,  our thinking process,  our morals.     We have no honest reason  to doubt this “firm foundation”.     Some of God’s words  of comfort  that describe our foundation  can be considered at:

2 Corinthians 5:19 — God was in Christ reconciling the world  to Himself,  not counting their trespasses  against them.

John 1:14 — And the Word became flesh,  and dwelt among us,  and we beheld His glory,  glory as of the only begotten  from the Father,  full of grace  and truth.

1 Peter 3:18 — For Christ also died  for sins  once for all,  the just  for the unjust,  in order that He might bring us  to God…

1 Peter 2:24 — And He Himself  bore our sins  in His body  on the cross,  that we might die to sin  and live to righteousness;  for by His wounds  you were healed.

Isaiah 53:5 — But He was pierced through  for our transgressions,  He was crushed  for our iniquities;  the chastening  for our well-being  fell upon Him,  and by His scourging  we are healed.

It is not good  to deny  what has been proven  since the beginning of time.     We need a  “firm foundation”  for our thinking.     We need truth  to guide us  in our reasoning.     The wishy-washy philosophies  and opinions  of this world are unable  to lead anyone  in truth.

For the sake  of our eternal life  we dare not give up these truths  and moral guidelines.     We are choosing  between life  and death.     This is not the time  to be nonchalant  about how and why  we should think the way we do.     More than ever, Christians need  to stand strong  on the “firm foundation”  God has given us  in Christ.     We let Christ’s teachings  guide our thinking.

In the strength  of our Lord,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  You have proven your righteousness  and trustworthiness  in Christ Jesus.     Keep us strong  in Your truths.”

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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