A positive and powerful truth

RE Verse reading–Genesis 1:1, Psalm 100, John 3:16, 2 Corinthians 8:8-9, Philippians 2:5-8, James 1:17-18 (day six)  “For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting and His faithfulness to all generations”  (Psalm 100:5)  Sin’s deepest scar is anxiety.  When Adam and Eve sinned, they immediately felt unsafe in the world, afraid and ashamed.  “The wicked are like the troubled sea.  It cannot rest”  (Isaiah 57:20)  When confidence in God is lost, every obstacle becomes insurmountable.  The lack of water in the desert sent the children of Israel into panic and rebellion. Anxiety ruled.  (Numbers 14)  Conversely, when confidence in God is regained (by the covering of sin and the exercise of faith) peace rules the heart.  “If God is for us, who can be against us?” says Paul with child-like confidence.  (Romans 8:3)  Never underestimate the positive power of this confidence!  The certainty that God is good and that salvation is free brings joy to the human heart.  It is the only thing that does.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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