The ONE THING for today

Just a few random thoughts from my devotional time this morning…

Nothing in particular today, but here are a few things to think about:

Invention vs. Revelation

  • The word “invention” is a secular word.  It says, “I did it” or “I discovered it” // the word “revelation” is a spiritual word.  It says, “God revealed it to me” or “God showed me what to do.”
  • Both words reflect a particular worldview.  The first says, man is at the center of everything, the other says, God is at the center of everything.
  • The danger is Christians often slip into the inventor mindset all the time confessing that God is their source.  One of the ways you know you’re doing this is when you pray, “God help me do what I want to do” instead of praying, “God show me what you want me to do.”

Atheists are such a blessing

  • Ironically atheists provide proof there is a God, for the only way they could say there is no God is to have been everywhere that exists and do so at the same time.
  • For that is the only way they could know for certain there is no God.
  • The words for being everywhere at the same time and knowing everything are: omnipresence and omniscience—both attributes of God.
  • Atheists are such a blessing 🙂

 And now a word or two about hope

  • Jesus Christ is both our hope (in Him we have hope) and the source of our hope (because of him we can have hope).
  • Or stated another way: Because of him no situation is ever really hopeless and in him we can have hope in all things.

1 Timothy 1:1 (NKJV) Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the commandment of God our Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ, our hope,

Ephesians 2:12 (NKJV)  that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.

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