August 19, 2019 Verse Of The Day

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Job 11:7-8 God’s Ways Are Greater

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Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty? They are higher than the heavens above–what can you do? They are deeper than the depths below–what can you know? Job 11:7-8 

When one really looks at this world and the universe there are many different mysteries that cannot be explained. There are things yet to be discovered. There are also many things that have been discovered, but cannot be fully explained.

Many times throughout history man has thought he understood something, only to find out years later that he was wrong. People often think that they fully understand something, only to be proven wrong later. Some things are greater than man and cannot fully be understood.

One of Job’s friends, Zophar, decided to speak up to Job. He questions Job about whether he can fully understand the mysteries and limits of God. He points out that the ways of God are much higher than the heavens and deeper than the earth. While Zophar was focusing on sin in Job’s life, he was right that God’s ways are a greater than anything man can think or do.

Believers try their best to fully understand God and His ways, and they should. Yet, they have to understand that sometimes one just cannot fully understand what God is doing or is allowing to happen. It falls down to just trusting Him.

Looking at Job’s life and situation, it is easy to think that all the bad things occurred because of sin, yet that was not the case. Sin in Job’s life had zero to do with the suffering he was going through. This does not make sense to the human mind. Why would God allow suffering when nothing was done wrong? Yet, God did allow the suffering.

The ways God works is so much greater than what you can even begin to imagine. In order to somewhat understand what God is doing, you must have the right perspective of who God is. Know that He is love, He is holy, He is perfect and He is in full control. Knowing these things will help you know that whatever is happening, good or bad, it is done out of love and with your best interest in mind.

You will rarely to never fully understand the why of what is happening, but you can know that it is for your best. It is to prepare you and others for eternity. Trust God’s ways today.

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will trust God’s ways; that you will know God’s love; and that you will not fear what God is allowing in your life. 

Deuteronomy10:14 It Belongs To God

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To the LORD your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it. Deuteronomy 10:14

Ownership is something that most people take some pride in. A young couple take great pride when they begin to own their first home. Teen boys take pride in their first car that they can purchase. These things and many more things are what people are proud of, because they own it.

Along with physical objects, people believe that they own their own lives. They can do with their lives what they want, in any way that they desire. As a whole around the world, ownership of a person is not acceptable.

Once a person owns something, he feels as though it is his and no one else’s to touch without permission. With ownership, people feel that they can do with that object whatever they desire. It belongs to them and no one else.

While people may physical have possession of something, in reality, it does not belong to them. Moses wrote that everything in the heavens, and on this earth belongs to God. Since God has created everything, it does belong to Him and He can do with everything, just as He desires.

The world does not want to believe that God owns everything. And many believers do not always act as though God owns everything. They hold onto things, when God is trying to get them to let go.

Along with God’s ownership of things, He also owns the believer. The believer is no longer his own person, but God’s. This means God can do what He wants with the believer’s life any time He desires. The good news is that God is love and will not do anything that is not done in love, in the best interest of the believer.

As a believer, you must remember that God owns you and everything you have. You are not your own and nothing you have is really yours. Those things have been given on loan from God to be used for His glory.

Be willing to let God use you and what He has given you for His kingdom. Do not hold onto your physical things or your life, as to shrink back and not be used for God’s glory and kingdom.

Trust God with everything, since He owns it all anyways.

I pray today that you will allow God to own your life; that you will allow God to use you for His kingdom; that you will allow God to use your things for His glory; and that you will trust God with your life.

Hebrews 1:12 Forever The Same

 

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You will roll them up like a robe; like a garment they will be changed. But you remain the same, and your years will never end. Hebrews 1:12

Looking around this world and up into the sky, a person can see a lot of wonderful things. One can see great mountains, or valleys, lakes, oceans, rivers, various plants, many animals and much more. Or looking up into the sky to see the moon, sun, and endless stars.

Looking at the beauty of the mountains or the sky can put a person in awe. Those things seen seem to have been there forever and will last forever. Yet, they will come to an end.

Areas have been removed or filled in by man. Erosion from the weather has changed coastlines and mountain tops. Change occurs.

Along with looking at things in nature, one looks at people and see a lot of change. People change all the time. Most people are much different when they are in their forties than when they were in their teens. Views of life change. Ways to act and react to things change. Beliefs often change. Friends come and go. Locations for living change. Level of living change. Jobs change.

All these things change and can cause fear and mistrust in people. People often ask what they can rely on, what can they trust that will remain.

Jesus is the One who was there in the beginning and will be there through the end. He is the One who created the heavens and the earth, and He will be the One who will destroy both. The heavens and earth will be rolled up and tossed out by Jesus, in order to make a new heaven and a new earth not corrupted by sin and death.

Knowing this can give you hope. Jesus remains the same forever. Look in the gospels and see what Jesus was like, that is how He is today. He loved people. He healed people. He forgave people. He was compassionate with people. He listened to people.

All of these things and more, Jesus still does today. He will do each of these things for you today. You can rely on Jesus being there for you in and through every situation in your life. Trust in what He is doing in your life, even when you don’t feel Him.

Jesus will always be the same.

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the power Jesus has; that you will know the character of Jesus; that you will know Jesus will never change; and that you will trust in all that Jesus leads you in and through.