Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Attributes of God #7 - Wise and Good

Hebrews 11:6
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.

We continue on our journey as we look at the attributes of God. The ultimate goal of the Christian life is to be conformed into the likeness of Jesus Christ. We may not be able to emulate Jesus by being omnipresent, omniscient, or omnipotent, but we can allow God to pour His moral attributes into our lives in order to spill out throughout the day. Last week, the focus was on how God is just, compassionate, and patient. Let’s look at a few more of God’s moral attributes.

God is Wise – Perfect in choices

“How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom You made them all; the earth is full of Your creatures.”     Psalm 104:24

I can trust the Lord with the decisions of my life, knowing that He shares His wisdom with me when I ask. The challenge is to quiet our hearts in this fast-paced world enough to ask and listen intently. There have been way too many times that I have packed my schedule so fast that I did not spend the time I needed in order to get wisdom from God.

God is Good – Pure in motive

Or do you show contempt for the riches of His kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?    Romans 2:4

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.    Romans 8:28

When we are little we learn our first prayer, “God is great, God is good…” I don’t think I have to finish it for you. Since He is good, I know His working in my life is always for my good. That is what the Scripture reminds me of when I sit down, read, and begin my day.

Trust God today to be these attributes in your life. Live them out and allow the Lord to show someone else His mighty name. You never know who will need it most.

It was good to bring 16 members into the church this past Sunday. Every time I bring in new members I can’t help but see Dan Sertell beaming from ear to ear. He gets so moved during this part of the service. We are a part of the body of Christ. It is a symbol of being united with other Christians “Making Christlike Disciples in the Nations.” I think sometimes we don’t realize how great it is to be a part of a church that believes in the holiness of God. Great things are happening in and around our church. God is to be praised.

The next devotional you receive from me will be the day after the election. The results will be in and we will know what individuals will lead our Country. Continue to pray for God to be glorified and don’t forget to vote. It is our God given privilege to vote in people who will Restore America.

Joy in Jesus!

Pastor Mike

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