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Thoughts and Reflections on Scripture



Friday, January 5th, 2018
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In the society we live in now- at least in the western world, most people believe that faith in God is a waste of time.

Many people say they believe in God, and support the idea that there's apparent order to the universe. But getting from that place, to the point where you'd want to place *trust* in God; and to order one's life by religious principles-- well that's not as popular a notion.

On one hand, I understand; we're all so distracted in this society. We've got lots of other things to do; and we're inundated with reasons to disbelieve, told that faith in God is an uncivilised, ignorance-based position; we're regularly shown caricatures of “Christians” who turn their back on love, on gentleness, who seem to be more angry than peaceful.

Another popular strategy: I often hear the complaint that since God allows such injustice in the world, he's not much of a god. I find it interesting that our own inner sense of right and wrong, put there by God himself, is what we use to judge Him!

But the fact of the matter is, God cares very much for those on the fringes of society. This whole Psalm lays out God's heart. He's the father of orphans, the protector of widows! He provides a home for the desolate, he leads the prisoners to prosperity! He gave rain in abundance, He provides for the needy!

David goes on and on describing this wonderful God, the mighty Lord of Israel.

So don't wait, be counter-cultural! Put your faith in him and invite him to fill you with peace, hope, joy, and love. Let God Rise Up in your life!