Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tremble time...

When I was a child, things were different. It was generally accepted by the media and society that there was one God and that it would be wise to make at least some attempt to find out what He expects of us, what He is like and how to stay on His good side.

Today, things have changed. I just listened to a news report that was practically celebrated by the mainstream media stating that atheism is on the rise. I also just heard a well-known news celebrity report that as he was listening in to a conference call among CBS execs who were deliberating what to cover the next day, someone mentioned that a prominent Christian leader would be in Washington by stating: "That nutty Christian so-in-so is in town...".

The man who shared this information pointed out that it would be professional suicide to say, "That nutty gay activist so-in-so," or "that nutty ACLU attorney," etc., and yet it is generally considered fine to express disdain, hostility, disapproval or prejudice toward people of Christian faith.

It really is sad, because as I have said before, I think it requires tremendous faith to believe that everything is random and accidental rather than the product of an Intelligent Designer who knows, sees and cares about His creation.

Today's verses, Psalm 95, 97, 98 and 99, all provide beautiful examples of the kind of faith that God "gifts" those who seek Him.

Listen to these words from Psalm 95:
3 For the Lord is a great God,
a great King above all gods.
4 He holds in his hands the depths of the earth
and the mightiest mountains.
5 The sea belongs to him, for he made it.
His hands formed the dry land, too.
6 Come, let us worship and bow down.
Let us kneel before the Lord our maker,
7 for he is our God.
We are the people he watches over,
the flock under his care.
If only you would listen to his voice today!
8 The Lord says, “Don’t harden your hearts...

We have a choice, we can harden our hearts and turn away from the One who loves us most, or we can seek and find Him, receiving the gift of faith that leads to our salvation in Christ.

As it continues to be politically and socially acceptable to ridicule people of faith, I pray for you my precious grandchildren, that you will take courage, stand firm on the foundation cannot be shaken, walk by faith and not by sight and then pray for those who ignorantly mock us with the pity they deserve because they are wandering in the wilderness of the lost.

When we have tasted and seen that The Lord is good (Psalm 34:8) what other choice are we to consider?

Psalm 99: 1~ The Lord is king! Let the nations tremble!

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