Give ear, O My people, to my law: Incline your ears to the words of My mouth. I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old, Which we have heard and known, And our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, Telling to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, And His strength and His wonderful works that He has done. Psalm 78 NKJV
This Psalm speaks of God’s wrath against the unbelieving and disobedient. It also speaks of God’s kindness to the rebellious people of Israel.
The Lord is not only a God of love but a God of judgment and wrath. He is a holy God who cannot tolerate sin. But there is more to the story. Sin has no hold on God. He cannot tolerate sin because He chooses not to tolerate it!
Every decision God makes is based on perfect unending love. He punishes the wicked because they breed destruction. He judges sin because it leads to death. He thwarts the ungodly because they lead other people away from eternal life!
The Lord corrects the people He loves. I have always believed the worst judgment of God is to leave us to ourselves!
God’s love and mercy triumph over judgment!
God forgives sinners through faith in Jesus. He is merciful and longsuffering. The Lord uses judgment and punishment to bring us back into His loving care.
God’s Word is an open book. The Lord speaks to us through the bible. Jesus spoke in parables so people who did not want to understand couldn’t. Jesus reveals truth to people who seek Him today. Jesus gives wisdom to those who call out to Him for it today!
Some parts of the bible are shrouded in mystery. God wants us trust Him completely. He does not want us to lean on our own understanding. If we obey God He will make our paths straight through life in crooked world.
We live in an unbelieving world. It has spread to every community and institution like a deadly cancer. The world calls our children to abandon the faith. The devil wants us to fellowship with the disobedient. What is God calling us to do?
God is calling us to share the mighty works He has done in our lives with our children and the next generation of believers!
Have you made mistakes with your children? I have made many with mine. We cannot go back and correct them. We can trust God with them. We can ask the Lord to use them for His glory. We can ask Jesus to bring healing and restoration into our lives!
Listen for God’s voice today. Obey the instruction of His word everyday!
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