Friday, July 22, 2016
I read with amusement yesterday an article on the internet regarding a noted motivational speaker’s take on the key to a great life. This is the same man that about a month ago had an event where many of it’s participants were encouraged to walk on hot coals. Since many who tried it got burned, some bad enough to require hospitalization, I think it is safe to say that these are no longer going to believe anything that comes out of this fellow’s mouth. Neither am I but not only for the hot coals incident but rather that no human being can teach us about life better than God and His Word. Another thing that amazes me, although it shouldn’t, is that fact that we haven’t heard about anyone suing him over his previous debacle.
Ever since time began, (the serpent in the Garden) many have dared to imply that they know more than God. The Bible speaks about them in Proverbs 14:12: The AMP (Amplified Bible) says it this way: “There is a way which seems right to a man and appears straight before him, but its end is the way of death.” Then, of course, there are those who don’t believe there is a God at all. David says this about them: “The fool hath said in his heart, ‘There is no God’. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.” (Psalm 14:1 KJV)
We are living in times when most people don’t believe anything others say. We, however, should not be surprised because the Bible said these days would come. Another eternal truth which came to my mind even as I typed these last few words was this one: “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”(Isaiah 40:8) God’s Word is the only one that has stood the test of time. The next time someone gives his or her opinion on any matter, check to see how it compare’s to God’s eternal Word. If they are in conflict, who are you going to believe?
Memory verse for the week: (Mark 12:30) “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength.”