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2/5/2014

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God Is All-Wise

"O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!" (Romans 11:33)

Do you know someone you consider to be very wise? Wise people always seem to give good advice about a problem, and they always seem to make good choices. When you take questions to a wise person for advice, you are confident that the person will give you a very good answer.

But no matter how wise a person may be, God is far wiser. The apostle Paul tells us that God's wisdom and knowledge are so deep, no man could ever even begin to understand them. Sometimes we show that we cannot understand God's wisdom because we question why He made us a certain way or why He allows certain things to happen in our lives.

Even though we don't understand God's ways sometimes, we can still believe in His wisdom. God has all knowledge and all wisdom, and He's always doing the very best thing in our lives.

Don't doubt God when His plan for your life doesn't seem to make sense to you. Trust Him, knowing that He is all-wise and all-knowledgeable.

God is all-wise, and He is bringing the best things for me into my life.

My Response:
» Do I doubt God when He brings something into my life that I don't understand, or do I rest in Him, knowing He is all-wise?






Truth In Real Life

Elizabeth Prentiss

“To love Christ more – this is the deepest need, the constant cry of my soul.”

“How dreadfully old I am getting! Sixteen! Well, I don’t see as I can help it.” These words are the first lines in the popular book Stepping Heavenward, written by Elizabeth Payson Prentiss. Born a “pastor’s kid” on January 15, 1815, Elizabeth was the youngest daughter of Edward Payson – a great revival preacher during the 1800s.

More than any other hobby, Elizabeth loved to write and found several opportunities to publish her work. She began writing for the press when she was just sixteen, for instance; and as an adult, she wrote the famous hymn “More Love to Thee, O Christ!” – which is still sung in churches today. Verse one of the hymn begins:

More love to Thee, O Christ, more love to Thee!
Hear Thou the prayer I make on bended knee.
This is my earnest plea: More love, O Christ, to Thee;
More love to Thee, more love to Thee!

Stepping Heavenward was published in 1869 as a work of fiction; but all of the events in the story actually came from Elizabeth’s personal life. Elizabeth recognized that true joy is the result of living for Christ and loving others. By 1992, over 100,000 copies of the book had been sold, and countless more have been sold since then.

Samuel Rutherford was one of the preachers whom Elizabeth admired most. He once said, “Faint not; the miles to heaven are but few and short.” No doubt his words influenced Elizabeth to title her book “Stepping Heavenward.

What are you doing to prepare for heaven and eternity? When was the last time you really stopped to think about your eternal life after this temporary life? Are you preparing for your first meeting with Jesus Christ?

Matthew 25:13 – “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.”


Description of God

King of the Jews
Matthew 2:2 "Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him."

 

Question & Answer

QWhat first response is the key to sanctification?

AThe response of faith is the key, because it is only through faith that we know God. 1 John 3:3 – And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. (See also Acts 26:18.)

 

BIG Christian Word

Repentance - (re-pen-tuns)

Repentance is a sorrow for sin and a true desire to turn from sin and walk in obedience to Christ. Faith and repentance must come together. Repentance is an understanding that sin is wrong, realizing and accepting the teachings of the Bible regarding sin and making a personal decision to give up the sin. (Acts 2:38) Then Peter said unto them, "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." (Acts 3:19) "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord."