That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life...
Philippians 2:15-16a

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Many people are confused.  Many people don't know the truth.  Many people believe that lies are actually truth.  I like things that are clear, understandable, and objective.  Like math.  I was never a math whizz, but I really like math because it has absolutes.  The analogy is often used that 2+2=4 not 5, and it never will equal 5, no matter how much someone believes that it does.  I like absolutes.

I'm very thankful that we have a God of absolutes.  When God said He is Love, that's what He is!  One can choose to disbelieve that God is love, but it doesn't change the fact that He is (2+2 again).  He is also holy, just, merciful, compassionate, good, and forgiving.  These are just a few of the absolute things that God is.  God is truth.  Absolute truth.  A point was brought to my attention a couple of weeks ago that God never intended for man to be the judge of good and evil.  I had never thought of this before, but Genesis 3 makes this very clear.  God intended that He should be the moral judge.  Man was never intended to have the knowledge good and evil, but instead he was to trust God to guide him.  In the beginning God created man perfect, gave him everything good, and made his thinking pure!  Of course we know the story, and we know that man through the deception of Satan questioned God's decision to keep him from being the moral judge of good and evil.  As a result we live in a world that's under bondage to sin.  But the fact that God intends for Himself to be the moral judge in the world has not changed.  That's why He gave us the Bible.

Through the Bible God reveals His standard for morality.  After all, He did intend to be the judge of good and evil.  If man wants to know truth he simply needs to listen to God.  I find this so amazing!  I'm so thankful that God did not leave us to wander in the dark, trying to figure out on our own what is right and what is wrong.  Of course, many choose not to give God control of their lives and instead make themselves the authority.  Adam and Eve tried that too, and they had to pay dire consequences (Gen 3).  As Christians we don't have to be confused.  We don't have to wonder about whether or not we are on the right path.  We don't have to question whether or not we should do something.  We have the Bible!  God's written revelation of Himself.  We have exactly what He would say to us if He spoke to us audibly.  We have exactly what He knows we need to know to live right.  We just need to read it, study it, and submit to it.  We don't need to be confused!  We need to BELIEVE God's Word, and TRUST that He will do what He said!  It's that simple :).

Psalm 71:1 "In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.

I Corinthians 14:33 "For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints."

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