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God Made It Evident to Them

October 19, 2019

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God Made It Evident to Them

So many belligerently claim  there is no God,  no judgment,  no hell,  no heaven,  no Savior of any sort.      They can get so vehement  in their claims  that they spew out all sorts of vile,  hateful words.      Maybe that is because they are still trying  to convince themselves  regarding these beliefs.      After all,  college professors told them  there is no God,  and there are so many books  (cough, cough)  “proving”  an evolutionary process  instead of creation by an almighty LORD over all.      Ever since kindergarten  they have been taught  about the evolutionary process.      So they wonder  how can anyone deny the  “facts”  in all these “books”?

With all these influences,  people can feel threatened  at the idea of being judged eternally  for what they have been drilled on  since kindergarten.      So,  they vehemently try to protect  their self-esteem  because they feel they are being attacked  with accusations  and judgments.      Paul aptly describes this situation  in Romans 1:18-22,

The wrath of God  is revealed  from heaven  against all ungodliness  and unrighteousness of men,  who suppress the truth  in unrighteousness,  because  that which is known about God  is evident  within them;  for  God made it evident to them.

For since the creation of the world  His invisible attributes,  His eternal power  and divine nature,  have been clearly seen,  being understood  through what has been made,  so that they are without excuse.

For even though  they knew God,  they did not honor Him  as God,  or give thanks;  but they became futile  in their speculations,  and their foolish heart  was darkened.      Professing to be wise,  they became fools…

Paul is saying that  way deep,  deep  down  in the inner recesses of our hearts,  people know  there has got to be God.      How can that be?     God has made it evident to them.”      When any of us looks at the intricacy  of the countless stupendous miracles in creation,  we know  —  without a doubt  —  that there is an intelligence  behind it all  that far,  far  surpasses any intelligence of mankind.      There is no happenstance  in the way all things work together  so awesomely  to sustain life  on earth.      There are too many wondrous things  in creation  that are an absolute necessity  in sustaining our life.     “Simple” things like air,  water,  renewable food supplies,  natural healing of injuries,  the propagation of many different things in life,  sight,  hearing,  memory,  taste,  feelings  —  just to name a very, very few.

Since all of this is so  “in-your-face”  evident , “they are without excuse”.      That is sad  because they are denying the truths  of their very existence.      So,  Paul says,  “For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God, or give thanks; but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.”

So then,  the questions is  —  when we face our trials and temptations,  and it seems like  it’s taking forever and a day  for God to answer our prayers  —  do we deny God’s authority  and wisdom  with our lack of trust and praise?

We need  to praise God  for who He is  and all that He continually does for us.      We need to honor God  for His unsurpassable wisdom and love  for sinners.      Through Jesus Christ,  we are recipients  of the miracle of salvation  from all of our sins.      God sets before us  more than enough reasons  to look up to Him  in faith,  hope,  and love.

As we fix  “our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith,”  (Hebrews 12:2)  we say,  “Hallelujah!      Lord God,  thank You  for making Your eternal  presence so evident,  even in our trials and temptations.      Open our hearts  to sing Your praises  in the midst of our troubles.      In Jesus’ name.”

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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