Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Focusing on God

Lamentations 3:22-23: "Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."

The Lord teaches us in a most kind and gentle way.  One can always say in ones darkest moment that “this is far better than I deserve,” as we all deserve hell.  In trials God is graciously and generally disciplining (teaching) us by his gracious fatherly care. If God did not discipline us it would be a sign he did not love us.  God wants nothing but good for us and is working everything for our Good. (Romans 8:28). When times are bad, Rest your hope in comfort in God.  Do not let worldly discomforts take your eyes off God. When times are good Do not let worldly pleasures take your eyes off God.  Do not take your eyes off God.  For Lamentations 3 continues: "The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD" (vv. 25-26).

Focus your eyes on God.  Is Man not made in the image of God.  Is not God far more beautiful and glorified man?  Is not the current state of man hideous ugliness due to sinfulness.  Is not beauty and comfort worth of being chased?  Fix your eyes on God and chase your happiness while aiming to give God glory. The two are not in conflict.  Does not the Lord know what is better for you than you do yourself?  If he tells us that it is better for us to love him with all our heart, mind, and soul, than to love worldly things should not we trust him?  If so why do so many Christians not trust God’s promise?
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