This God, in His person and His determinations, is truth. There is so little that we can depend upon in the world. Life is uncertain, economies are fragile, society can be so fractured, doctors at times differ, one scientific discovery circumvents the last discovery – and so we are reminded constantly that life is a thick mist of uncertainty. Left to our own devices man does not possess the truth, at least not within himself. We struggle to find truth.
How can face fear in this world, especially the fear of death and know perfect peace?
Every Christian will identify with the roller coaster of emotion that Job was hurtling along, even though our experience may not be as severe. There are the lows and the highs. Naturally we look around and we cannot see good but yet we know our Father has planned all things and that they will work out for His glory and our good.
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“These Gospels which, as to size, are mere pamphlets, are the most precious writings in all the world…They are the heart of Divine revelation, because they are the record of the manifestation of God on earth, in the Person of His Son, for the purpose of redemption” (Graham Scroggie)
The New Testament is the story of Christ’s ministry, his sacrifice and resurrection, the establishment of the Church and the proclamation of the Gospel among the Gentile peoples.
The little that we do is great if the Spirit of God is blessing. It is His power not our might which is the basic requirement of success.
Haggai was called to a good and godly remnant who as a result of discouragement had lost a sense of priority. This same problem has afflicted Christians in every age. We lose our determination and zeal. We become focused on careers, homes and all the other trappings of a materialistic society. We no longer have the interest in the Lord’s Work that once we had. This is not apostasy but a lukewarmness that overtakes the body of the Church. To such a people Haggai was called.
via TWO WAYS AND TWO DESTINIES; Psalm 1