Saturday, July 29, 2017

God has something better

"God provided something better for us,  that apart from us they should not be made perfect"   Hebrews 11:39


This verse seems to say -  our individual lives do matter, but the overall, long term plan of God is more significant .  God does respond to individual faith and sets the reward of faith into the jigsaw of an eternal, complete picture. God has something better than the present order. He is building a city in a better country where there will be complete fulfilment and true honour to His glorious name. 

In Hebrews chapter 11 , each person in history, and each person now has a part in His great plan.  He is the divine architect and to Him be the praise and the glory forever and ever.

Faith is just believing
what God says He will do
He will never fail us
His promises are true

If we just receive Him
His children we become
Faith is just believing
God's mighty plan gets done

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Timely warning

"See that you do not refuse Him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused Him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject Him who warns from heaven."

Greater privilege brings greater responsibility.

JRM

Friday, July 14, 2017

MOSES

Moses making choices

So much could be said about Moses – the culture of Egypt when he was  a child, his opportunity in Pharaoh’s palace, his mistakes as a young man etc.
I focus this article on one Bible verse that explains so much :-

“ he endured as seeing Him who is invisible”.

Many people only believe in what they can see. Whether it is science or religion, people love tangible and visible evidence. Moses could see in his mind things greater than the possibilities in Egypt. He trusted one greater than the king. He yielded to the voice of God whom he could not see.  His vision of hope was not limited to this world. By means of this perception he made decisions – deciding for Christ, deciding to suffer with God’s people, deciding for the eternal reward.

Much pressure is applied to us to live for the here and now, but God calls us to evaluate all things in the consideration of the life to come. Moses believed in a God who was and is invisible. Yet He is one who rewards all those who seek Him.

Moses refused the fleeting pleasures of sin. Moses refused the fame of an idolatrous king. Moses chose the reproach of belonging to Christ rather than the treasures of Egypt. Moses obeyed the command of God and kept the Passover. Moses prayed to God when things seemed impossible. Moses conquered evil by faith in God.

What choices do I make?


What choices do you make?